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 maybeContinue reading “Removing Obstacles”
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 remindsContinue reading “You are not alone.”
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.