Archive for the 'Spirit' Category

One of Those Days

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

I’m having one of those days — I am so grateful to be alive. The act of walking, the taste of coffee, the coziness of a blanket. The emotion stirred by music, the brain food from books, the hugs from my child. Greeting the parent who shows up every school morning to be crossing guard. […]

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How God Remembers That Which is Least

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Yesterday I walked home from dropping my daughter at school, and I passed by a wounded mourning dove on the sidewalk. It was camouflaged and nearly undetectable. In a matter of seconds my eye saw it, my heart said, Oh! Poor creature, and my legs kept walking. I thought — actually, I felt a physical […]

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Monday, January 18th, 2016

My mother was puzzling over this poem by Hafiz. Like much poetry, the best way to access the meaning is to sidle up to it and look at it from the corner of one’s eye. The Salmon Run I wonder how God ever gets any work done when he could just be gazing at Himself […]

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Depression Explained

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Depression isn’t just feeling sad. There is an insidious pull, a lethargy of soul, that infuses one’s life. I’ve had depression since my teens. Talk therapy has helped enormously. Medication has certainly improved the quality of my life. Lately, however, I have noticed a certain flatness of my spirit. I’m writing this post to force […]

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Nobody Knows, But…

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Love this. I have always loved Patty Griffin. Link is this.

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Priority

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

There is a vibrant core of intuitive sacredness in me; when I pay attention and listen to it, and move in collaboration with it, I live in wholeness. My actions are true. I find myself more patient, receptive, loving. When I allow my mind to come in, thinking about all the things I could or […]

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Still

Friday, September 11th, 2015

And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. –Max Ehrmann

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Contented Dazzlement

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

I sit on the chair with the cat, Smokey, a soft gray comma curved against my leg. I notice cool air skimming my bare toes. I feel sleepy, hypnotized by the steady march of the wall clock’s second hand. What should I write? What does the world want to hear? I could be, should be, […]

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Enlightenment Through a Cat

Friday, May 1st, 2015

God has come into my life. Now, don’t click away. Don’t let that word shut you down. I might not mean what you think I mean. It’s not a word I’ve used in my life for years. Stay with me while I meander through my story. This is Smokey. He’s been around a long time. […]

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Easter

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

This captures the essence of spiritual life for me.

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