Month: October 2019

Be Kinder. Always.

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always. -Anonymous   When we are hurting, it’s hard to imagine how others can’t also be hurting. And when we are joyful, we can be oblivious to the pain of others. But, in reality, we are all universes unto ourselves. We all carry pain and trauma and petty annoyances and blessings. … Read More Be Kinder. Always.

Guest House

This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a … Read More Guest House

Fields of Light

Awake my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of light and let it breathe. -Hafiz   It’s not officially autumn yet, but it sure seems like autumn as I look at my weather app, which displays a chilly 40 degrees!   I love autumn because it is the last burst of color and sunshine before dark … Read More Fields of Light

Live and let live…

Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices. -Gerard Manley Hopkins   I love my family.  I love my friends. I love my community and I have respect and admiration for a great number of people whom I wouldn’t necessarily say I love. And at the same time, I am aware of and respect my boundaries and … Read More Live and let live…

Forgive Yourself

Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it. -Maya Angelou   It’s that time of year again…Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, when Jews all over the world fast and atone for their sins. They spend all day at Synagogue, asking God for forgiveness and go to their friends and loved ones, asking for their forgiveness.   While … Read More Forgive Yourself