Because I pray

I just finished a book today and decided that I wanted a Denny's breakfast. I didn't really set out to go there, but on Riva Road, there it was and I made that turn into the parking lot not knowing what to expect. It'd been years since I had been there. This morning, writing this … Continue reading Because I pray

You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.

There is a  gift in withdrawing from life. The gift of retreat. It is permission to stop and rest and to reassess your life. And, it is an opportunity to be released from the constant anxiety that might be driving you and that seems to motivate so many of us. 

Hopeful

Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton What is my hope? I wish for your happiness. I hope you … Continue reading Hopeful

One Breath

Take a moment and just sit and listen to the waves coming in, going out. Let it match your own breath. Coming in, going out. Just that.  Sit until you find stillness and calm again. Don't be so frantic, what does it resolve? Instead, reset your mind on calm and abide in That. You are … Continue reading One Breath

FULLNESS

My heart is full now. I have read about this. I have taught this. I have contemplated the Sanskrit word for this; purnah. I have worked hard to remove the obstacles to the awareness of this. Fullness. Full heart. And then, it arose. It was just there. A fullness that I have never before known. As … Continue reading FULLNESS

A Wish for You

May the tempest of thoughts be quieted now and may you find a deep and lasting peace. May you see the signs of hope and find the courage to take on the challenges you face with joyful expectation. May you know your self-worth and how precious you are. May you find love. May you make … Continue reading A Wish for You

Transformation and Friendship

This little waterfall is a sanctuary in a corner of a friend's property where mountain runoff was transformed into a peaceful sanctuary.  During a visit, I was walking around a corner of their land, when I found this sweet place and was astonished.  Created by someone who works for them, Charly transformed a muddy old … Continue reading Transformation and Friendship