The concept of a "self" can be tricky to define and understand. More difficult yet to live...because the self is not interested in what other people are doing, thinking, feeling, believing: it is interested in being itself. "Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth, without complicated explanation." - … Continue reading Explorations of the Self, part 1
I don't know how life works. I have at various times in my life had theories of how life works. I've thought of it like a machine: put in x, wait 5 minutes, out comes my new best friend. I've spent a lot of time looking for formulas and equations to follow. For much of … Continue reading We’ve got options
A recent journal entry: On the way home today I thought: Let's take myself off the hook. No "catching up" - Just getting back into the present and moving forward. Yes, yoga. But not the yoga that I have missed: the yoga today. Not the journaling that I missed: the journaling today. Not the water … Continue reading This one.
A rhyme, a rhythm, a reason, a sense. Life swirls around at a frenetic pace and I search for something to root and ground me. Something to make sense and bring order. Something to calm and comfort. Many of us look outside of ourselves for this mooring. Beliefs, gods, people or places that we can … Continue reading Okay
After years of a life lived by rules and fear, this heart-lead living feels too willy-nilly some days. What if I get something wrong? When life is full and my head is buzzing with the noise of it all, it's tempting to turn the volume up and keep the distracting hum going. Dialing down to … Continue reading A Friend Within
One year my roommate formed the rhythm of making muffins when she was having a difficult time. Sometimes from scratch, sometimes from a pouch, always eaten with coffee or tea. Life was rich, beautiful, and often painful that year. We ate a lot of muffins. My go-to has always been to clean or organize when … Continue reading Making Muffins