Dear June: you are here so briefly (like it all is) so when you invite me on long walks I drop everything to go when we watch the clouds float by like thoughts, one right after the other, I tell you people call this "doing nothing" but you call it "being" I introduced you to my little … Continue reading Dear June
There was a time when the sun and the moon were my only constants. I could see both out my window and, although I didn’t know it at the time, they were serving as my nonjudgemental friends, as the witness to an inner life that I shared with almost no one. They rose with me, … Continue reading Shamelessly
If I sit very still (as still as a stone) I can almost see the growth happening in me, in the soil around me as the first green stems push up un-earthing Such is growth. un-earthing what is possible what is unknown what is to be I can almost sense the earth’s rotation and my … Continue reading Still.
I’ve always found it fascinating when I see palm trees withstand winter storms with such grace and ease. They bend to extreme degrees, yet somehow defy the forces of nature upon them and don’t snap. When the pressure is released, they bounce back to their full stature, amazingly intact, alive, and unbroken. It’s equally fascinating … Continue reading Going Back to Our Roots
While many are focusing on whether or not the world will end today, to me the more interesting aspect of December 21 is the Winter Solstice. This annual occurrence provides a clear line between light and dark, summer and winter. The Winter Solstice is the yin sister of the Summer Solstice. While the Summer Solstice … Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice
There is something truly grounding about becoming comfortable with something previously uncomfortable. It's not always a physical grounding, although it may come from a physical experience. It's an internal grounding that no one can touch. It feels steady, balanced, peaceful, rooted, and free. This is an interesting topic to me because there are lots of … Continue reading Stepping Off Solid Ground to Get Grounded