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.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius
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
The other day I was in the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Annapolis, close to the children’s section, when I spotted him - a superhero. I whispered, “Hi Spidey” and this little guy looked up and said to me very seriously, “I’m Superman.” “Well,” said I, “I’m Superwoman,” His eyes became super big and he … Continue reading Superheroes
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
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
It's amazing what resources you have. Wherever you are, and, wherever you find yourself planted, may you flourish. Your capacity to overcome obstacles is amazing. And, I believe in you. Look at how far you have come. We need to be reminded and encouraged to persist and to not give up. Walking recently by the bay, … Continue reading Right where you are
5 Easy Peaces: 5 steps to peace by Nellie Lauth, MSW $10.00 Available now at Amazon, this is a simple guide to practicing peace in busy times. This is my first response to the violence in our world. May you have peace now and always.
Whatever burden you carry, bring it love and it will bring you the same. May you hold all the decisions, duties, and tasks lightly and gently. No matter how scary or how difficult it appears. There is much to be done; let us do it together and as one, in love.
Since February 14th, I have been devastated, I have to admit. It was Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day when one of the greatest atrocities was committed at a school in Parkland, Florida. It has taken me all this time to sit with this and prayerfully ask, "What is my response? What am I called to … Continue reading In the Name of Love