Today we are in the midst … and what I am most present to is that we are the collective we of the entire world. We are each, individually, and we are all, collectively, called to be present to the same thing. We are drawn together by the same challenge even as we are asked to isolate in service of the whole.
I am writing today to share two powerful messages I’ve heard in the last week and to invite you to be discerning about how you are nourishing yourself these days: Continue reading “What are you listening to?”
Abundance — another way of saying “too busy”, “overwhelm”, “get me outta here!” When her life seems overly full with simple to-do’s, work engagements or just plain life happenings, my friend and mindfulness teacher, Joy Jordan, uses the term “abundance” to describe the situation.
In addition to this simple, beautiful reframe, I’d like to offer you ideas for finding Ease in Abundance. The next time you find yourself in an “abundant” time, try: Continue reading “Ease in “Abundance””
Imagine with me:
- the impact on your sick body when the right antibiotic is taken
- the impact on bread dough when yeast and warmth are added
In both cases, the organism (the body, the dough) is transformed at the cellular level – and – the added ingredient (the antibiotic or yeast) becomes one with the organism. It cannot be extracted.
Why are we looking here?
Continue reading “What teaching do you need “now”?”
Really know yourself – see with extreme clarity all sides of you: the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the great, the awful – in other words, the precious human being that you are. The clarity I am speaking of is the clarity of the truth – those inner, often hidden, workings of your mind, your motives – not the you that you try so hard to portray to the world.
How well do you know yourself?
And why am I asking this?
Continue reading “How well do you know yourself?”
Helplessness doesn’t help anyone. Yet many of us feel helpless in the face of all that our world needs. Everywhere we turn, there is pain, devastation, fear, confusion.
How can I have any impact on the vast need I see?
What is mine to do?
Today, more than anything else, dare to trust that your actions, however large or small they seem, will have an impact. Continue reading “Sphere of Influence”