I have been pretty unsentimental, I guess, about a lot of the milestones so far in my son's almost-three years of life. I don't necessarily feel the pang of being needed less as time goes on, certainly not in the way that maybe the mother of multiples does watching her last baby graduate from infancy … Continue reading And then suddenly, he was a boy.
What She had to tell me in the end.
There is something about Fall. Something about the change of light, the movement of air, the fragrance of earth and bark and foliage that makes my heart feel a fullness it hasn't felt all year. Something about this season reminds me of the passage of time more than any of the others; the simultaneous coming … Continue reading What She had to tell me in the end.
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.
What You Seek.
Several months into my pregnancy with my son, I was fighting what I rightfully ascertained as the slow and steady ebbing away of any sense of control I had over my life. I had not planned to become a parent. From all angles, it did not appear that it was even a responsible thing to do. … Continue reading What You Seek.
To Do or Not.
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.
I am a fan of creating routines, schedules and lists to keep me on track. The most popular self-improvement rhetoric will not debate the secret to sustaining anything worthwhile, from exercising to writing to a meditation practice: schedule it and commit to sticking to the schedule. My partner often enjoys reflecting on the accomplishments or of the week/month/season and … Continue reading Not Seamless.