Month: December 2016

Recently, a wise friend said, “You wake up, do stuff, and then go to bed. The rest is story.” Things really are that simple; it’s our interpretation that brings all the drama into our lives! And these words seem particularly pertinent as we close out 2016. How we see our year is largely governed by our unique experiences, personalities, and histories. So, as we … Read More

Stop playing small, and step into YOUR shoes, your life, not the roles you play and masks you wear. Stop planning how to be, and just be and let that, which is dormant, dance, sing, spread its wings.   The other day, my daughter came downstairs, and asked if she could read the following poem to me. Her poem really spoke to me. I … Read More

Understand from the first this certainty. Butterflies don’t write books, neither do lilies or violets. Which doesn’t mean they don’t know, in their own way, what they are. That they don’t know they are alive—that they don’t feel, that action upon which all consciousness sits, lightly or heavily. Humility is the prize of the leaf-world. -Mary Oliver Yesterday, a friend and I read these … Read More

May all beings be peaceful. May all beings be happy. May all beings be safe. May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature. May all beings be free. -Metta Prayer How important it is for us to honor others! And to recognize–even if their behavior may not reflect it at the moment–their innate goodness. Here’s a practice to try today: find … Read More