Month: March 2015

Without words

An idea that can be expressed in words cannot be the infinite idea. -Lao Tzu We have a hard time grasping the concept that there could be something so vast that it cannot be expressed in words. How can something be beyond words? We like definition. We like to ponder and understand. We like structure, agendas, and scratching items off our to-do list. We … Read More Without words

Cracks

From the inside a crack is a wound; from the outside it is an opening. -Mark Nepo So often we see our pain, especially our painful history, as a crack, a deep crevice in our heart—something that has damaged us and left its timeless mark. We can feel defined by our pain, controlled by our pain, and oftentimes stuck in in our pain. The … Read More Cracks

Simple Truth

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? -Dogen Zenji The truth, or perhaps we could call it—“our purpose” or “our meaning”—is found in the present moment—in whatever particular form it takes. The truth is not waiting for you at a meditation retreat or yoga class, in a new job or new marriage, or … Read More Simple Truth

Paying Attention

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. -Mary Oliver How easy it is to get swept up in the details of our busy lives, in the drama of our relationships, in the worries of our hearts. And then before we know it, we give in to the chatter of our minds and we forget. We forget our connection to Source. We … Read More Paying Attention