Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2011«

beauty and blessing, wisdom and hurt

October 21, 2011


May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears, And, above all, may silence make you strong. (Chief Dan George) Death is a natural part of the human experience (none of us gets out of this thing alive). So also, hurt is […]

living in peace

October 16, 2011


Over and over I ask myself, what does it mean to live in peace? I know there is no other thoughtful and heartful way of living. And yet… what does this really mean? Nationally, what do I believe about peace? Do I really believe that we can solve our problems with the violence of war? […]

fighting the rain

October 14, 2011


I went for my daily one-hour meditative walk today… it was raining. Oh well. I really wanted to walk. I really needed to walk today. Then I started noticing my countanence. I was habitually resisting the rain. My eyes were squinting, tightening up my cheeks, my nose muscles, my forehead. When I tried to relax, […]