Heart. I am sitting wearing noise-cancelling headphones, next to the running clothes washer. I have been awake for hours, and off and on for hours before that. Waking up and meeting needs and having soothing conversations and interactions. Praying each time to show up in kindness- again and again. I feel numb- like my body … Continue reading For Nurturers.
A possibly unpopular boundary that I've needed to set for myself: If there is an emergency or an issue of urgency, please don’t call me first. Call who needs to be called- police for crime, fire department for fire, ambulance for a medical emergency, plumber for a leak, therapist for urgent counselling, etc. (To be … Continue reading Honestly. Please, don’t.
"The Present MomentNothing missing. Nothing extra. Simultaneously nothing and everything."Twitter post 25 October 2021 I've been exploring some aspects of my Universe lately. What I've come back to over and over again is that the Present Moment is our point of entry into a life beyond our conditioned responses. Bring your awareness to where you … Continue reading The Present Moment
I have been contemplating my path recently. What else is new? I have been my entire life. But lately I've been able to cut myself some slack on perpetual "trying." All my life I've been told that I'm not trying hard enough. When I have tried, I've more or less hated putting forward the effort. … Continue reading Trying.
There are times where I am so tired. I am weary from being afraid and feeling imperfect. I get pinned underneath the weight of my stories. It's in this place, when I get good and quiet, that I encounter a feeling... The desperation eases and I feel hope. It's a whisper, to be sure. But … Continue reading Perfect.
I feel like I've come to the other side of something more than just Winter. I spent February resting as per my list of monthly focus topics. It was beautiful to release all pressure on myself. No pressure to go out. No pressure to have the neatest home. No pressure to be the most organized. … Continue reading Emerge.
Kintsugi, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.Wikipedia My mindfulness allows me to reconcile the fact that I feel broken. I can sit with this feeling … Continue reading Repair.
I've struggled with routine and self-discipline for much of my life. I was often reminded of it by the people around me. Lazy. Absent-minded. Forgetful. Scatter-brained. Irresponsible. Undisciplined. At the end of the day undisciplined is probably the best descriptor of what was going on. Discipline for me evokes ideas of tasks that are militant, … Continue reading Self-Discipline.
I've taken some time to explore the present moment and it has been so enlightening and expansive to consider the gift that is this very instant in time. We can't act in the past or the future. It's all right now. The truth of the moment is here- everything observable around and within us. The … Continue reading Present Moment. Deep Diving.
Excitement! It's January. It's a new year and I am ready to do some exploring. I'm a firm believer in routine and the idea that expansion, growth, and creativity comes from the familiar. Showing up every day to a practice is where inspiration will know to find you. Flowing through a daily pattern allows you … Continue reading Mindfulness.