Choosing Moments Over Memories

I am asking myself these days how can I slow down inside so that the external speed of life does not diminish my ability to soak it all in, marinate in it, allow it, and not be bulldozed by it. My little one is growing so fast and I don’t want to have memories. I … Continue reading Choosing Moments Over Memories

The Practice of Remembering

I spend a lot of time focusing my senses on external things. It’s the nature of the mind to think, to get distracted, to stay busy. I often find myself mindlessly clicking through social media with a vague sense that I’m looking for something. I never find it, whatever I’m looking for. An answer, a … Continue reading The Practice of Remembering

This Too Shall Pass

This is the phrase we all hear when we’re going through a difficult time. It’s supposed to remind us of the big picture of life. It’s supposed to remind us our current situation is temporary, no matter how dire it seems at the time. It’s supposed to remind us to hang in there. But I’ve … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass

There’s No Prerequisite for Presence

I’ve been practicing Yoga Nidra (also known as yogic sleep) the last few months to help me unwind and rest. The tape I’ve been listening to has this instruction early on: Bring your attention to what’s already happening. I like to think of attention as being my full awareness, senses, and being. This is altogether … Continue reading There’s No Prerequisite for Presence

“You Reading This, Be Ready”

That's the title of a William Stafford poem that contains this powerful question: Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now?  I've been contemplating how I hold space for others and how others hold space for me, mostly because I've recently been … Continue reading “You Reading This, Be Ready”

The Light in You

two motions by A.R. Ammons It is not enough to be willing to come out of the dark and stand in the light, all hidden things brought into sight, the damp black spaces, where fear, arms over its head, trembles into blindness, invaded by truth-seeking light: it is not enough to desire radiance, to be … Continue reading The Light in You

The Secret of Life

These days I'm not too picky about where I find revelation, inspiration, or dedication. It doesn't have to fit a certain image, philosophy, or point of view. I redefine what "sacred" is every day, and it doesn't have to come in a pretty package, be perfect or palatable. In fact, I often find the sacred … Continue reading The Secret of Life

This Isn’t A Dress Rehearsal

I used to work for a judge who was known for speaking his mind. He had a unique ability to reduce the meaning of life to one-liners. One of his famous ones went like so: "This isn't a dress rehearsal." We don't get a Take 2 on life. There's no do-overs. The days you sit … Continue reading This Isn’t A Dress Rehearsal

Falling Awake

A number of years ago I was quite lost and disconnected. Lost in my own life and disconnected from everyone and everything. There were a number of small steps that started me on a healthy path to Here. Below I share with you Step No. 2. Through my writing I attempt to offer everything that … Continue reading Falling Awake

The Patience of the New Moon

As the New Moon secretly peaks behind layers of darkness, there is often no external proof of her existence. Yet full and heavy she rises, and full and heavy she sets. There are within us even now new moons that have not yet become full moons. They are not yet meant to shine their light … Continue reading The Patience of the New Moon