We must create space for what we ask for. When we feel the subtle stir, the gentle rumblings of shifting ground, the task is to be still. Through stillness and space we open the door. With quiet curiosity, we allow it to be. 2014 seems like it brought some major chaos for a lot of … Continue reading Creating space.
Sixteen months ago, my friend Orion Strong was diagnosed with AML leukemia. Ten days days ago, he died. The picture of Orion I forever hold in my mind is the hug he had for me every time he saw me, of him asking, “So how have you been? What’s been going on in your … Continue reading My hero: Orion Elijah Strong.
"Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh There are three rhythms in the body: the heartbeat, the breath and the brainwaves. They are symbiotic; if we can effect one we effect all three. The breath … Continue reading Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhan Pranayama)
“Your life is your practice. Your spiritual practice does not occur someplace other than in your life right now, and your life is nowhere other than where you are. You are looking for answers, insight and wisdom you already possess. Live the life in front of you, be the life you are, and see what … Continue reading The Crooked Path.
The Zen saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” When I feel out of balance, I see my first tendency is to add something more – to increase activity instead of slow down. To DO, always to do. “If … Continue reading To Do or Not.