Month: August 2014

Removing Obstacles

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. -Rumi   We live in a culture of perfectionism. We want to shed unwanted pounds, find the perfect mate, complete all the tasks on our to do list, and maybe even fit in time for a marathon! We have … Read More Removing Obstacles

You are not alone.

Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings… -excerpt from David Whyte’s “Everything is Waiting for You”  David Whyte’s insightful poem reminds us that we are not alone, that everything out … Read More You are not alone.

Ill-matched Threads

About fifteen years ago, a friend told me that, like a cat, I’d had nine lives. She was referring to the numerous eclectic experiences I’d had throughout my life: bible study leader, Jewish mother, Sufi, artist, poet, feminist academic, and homemaker. But as I look at my life now, I’m not quite sure I agree with her. Woven together, these “ill-matched threads” of my life tell the story of a woman’s search for deeper meaning and purpose. It just took me until my 40s to fully comprehend the continuity of my experience.