Our Earth, Our Home

Inner calm is mighty. It is the courage to get up each day despite hardships. It is the willingness to bear witness to loss, anguish, betrayal, death, and destruction. It is the capacity to hear the silence of children who speak volumes with their eyes. It is the ability to cry when tears are needed and the ability to laugh when human folly presents itself. It is the determination to hold fast to a vision that serves our earth home. It is a positive force that ripples out into the world in a myriad of beautiful ways.

2017-07-21T13:47:26+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Daily Living, Ecology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Love is Stronger than Hate

Our heart will let us know what is being asked of us. Maybe at its source our anger is actually fear: fear that our loved ones are at risk, fear that we are not enough, fear that we are powerless, or fear that we cannot solve our current problems. Fear wears many masks. Mindfulness practices may also reveal the deep love or sadness hidden beneath our anger.

2017-07-24T10:09:10+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Current Events, Daily Living|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Staying Afloat in Life’s Rough Waters

Slowing down and mindfully breathing are useful skills regardless of the activity. We can practice them when we have arguments with a spouse, concerns about a teenager’s behavior, or disputes in our place of work or worship. We can practice them when we feel frightened about a family member who is ill or when we are devastated by the death of someone we love. Maybe life’s on-going lesson is: Slow down. Breathe. Ask for help. Don’t panic. Stay afloat the best we can. Keep learning. And when we falter, remember it’s okay. We can try again.

2017-07-24T07:37:36+00:00 February 6th, 2016|Categories: Daily Living|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Everyday Mindfulness: Remembering Why We’re Here

Home > Blog Index > Everyday Mindfulness: Remembering Why We’re Here “The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment, and feeling truly alive.” —Thich Nhat Hanh “I celebrate myself and sing myself . . . for every atom [...]

2017-07-21T13:59:27+00:00 November 15th, 2015|Categories: Daily Living, Spirituality|Tags: , |6 Comments