Bleeding Love

Posted by on 04.29.11 | 1 Comment
Filed Under compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, presence, stillness, unexpected grace

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You’ve heard the Buddhist wisdom of “die a thousand deaths”? I find, as I stop more often during each day to allow myself to be present, I am aware of the millions of times I fall back into conditioned thinking and my heart is broken over and over by circumstances, by people I love, even by the [...]

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Mystery: Georgia on my mind

Posted by on 04.04.11 | No Comments
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This video talks about her faithfulness, discipline, consistency and alignment…but it can’t ever tell us how she really did it… Mystery should stay just that.  Her work can never be replicated, only revered as revolutionary and mystical. She’s always on my mind as I wander the West. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]

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April 2011 Poem of the Month: Grammar

Posted by on 04.02.11 | 2 Comments
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Poem of the Month ~ April 2011 A miracle! Spring has come again!  Sap is flowing, buds are swelling. What if,  in the midst of the cries of this world, we lived as miracles? What if we flung ourselves into the Divine WOW! doing what is only natural in the face of such grandeur, such [...]

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Hidden Wholes

Posted by on 04.01.11 | 1 Comment
Filed Under grief, kindness, look yet again

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All the Better to Touch You, My Dear

Posted by on 03.30.11 | 1 Comment
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When I asked for a miracle, I did not think it would look like this. All these tears. Petals falling in spring. And this shedding, how naked I am beneath these layers of loss, how eroded I am from the inside. I am trying not to bargain for what I think I want. I am [...]

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Connections are made slowly

Posted by on 03.29.11 | 2 Comments
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Wisdom for today by Marge Piercy, excerpted from “The Seven of Pentacles’ Connections are made slowly. Sometimes they grow underground. You cannot tell always by looking what is happening. More than half a tree is spread out in the soil under your feet. Penetrate quietly as the earthworm that blows no trumpet. Fight persistently as the creeper that brings [...]

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Happy Fourth Birthday to Virtual Teahouse: it’s all about the beauty

Posted by on 03.19.11 | 2 Comments
Filed Under beauty, perennial wisdom, unexpected grace

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People stand on Glastonbury Tor hill in England watching the moon as it progresses across the sky, at its closest point to the Earth for almost two decades, earlier today, March 19, 2011. It is the first time since 1992 that the Moon has been this close to the Earth.   The other day I was trying [...]




What Makes Sense

Posted by on 03.03.11 | 1 Comment
Filed Under compassion, gratitude, grief, kindness, random acts, unexpected grace

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There are those spaces in life, the liminal times of transition and uncertainty, when nothing seems to make sense.  I’m weary of abiding in such a space, trying to walk sure-footedly on quicksand, to smile and sound confident as I’m riding the tiger, tense and unsure where I’m going, not in control. I don’t feel [...]

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latent gifts and crazy grace

Posted by on 02.25.11 | 2 Comments
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Derek Amato MSN video: Ingenious Minds: Seeing Pictures in Music Even though he had always been interested in musick Derek Amato had never played any type of music before a brain trauma.  Immediately after the trauma he began to play the piano with virtuosity.  He says he sees music in images that wash over him and [...]

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Finding our Path

Posted by on 02.24.11 | 2 Comments
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Talking with Finn about What Is a Path Well, you know what a path looks like. Remember this weekend when we went to Rabbit Valley and we walked for an hour in the mud? And there were little metal signs to tell us all about the rocks and bones and how to excavate an allosaurus [...]

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