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Turning It Over

Thursday, July 22, 2010      2 comments

In the 12 Steps, the 3rd step refers to "turning our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand Him." I have been thinking about this phrase for sev... Read more

Importance of Letting Go

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      1 comments

Mindlessness is such a common behavior. We live in a world that seems to value multi-tasking more than a life filled with simple focused actions. Yet, the brain can only concentrate on one thing at a time (when multi-tasking, it seems as though... Read more

Wanting

Friday, July 16, 2010      0 comments

Reading that comment by Ronna Kabatznick struck me. I have been pondering it for two days now. It is the simple truth of our existence. Mindlessness is the habit of not p... Read more

Remembering To Be Aware

Tuesday, July 13, 2010      0 comments

Today, thoughts of remembering to become or remain aware are my focus. It can be so easy to simply act mindlessly, carelessly, thoughtlessly, impulsively, even recklessly-... Read more

Reconnecting With That Which I Had Almost Abandonned

Monday, July 12, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday I made a commitment to a very dear friend--and to myself--that I would begin anew with eating mindfully. While I do not feel that I have fully gotten away ... Read more

Simple Foods

Thursday, April 03, 2008      2 comments

I've discovered that simple foods are best. When I get too far into trying to create fancy menus and recipes, I am lost and overwhelmed by the processes, and then I become too attached to the obsession of making sure every eating experience is a... Read more

Stretch To Move Beyond The Limits of Our Own Imagined Space

Tuesday, March 18, 2008      2 comments

I have been thinking about how we all *feel* as though we live in isolated little bubbles of personal space untouched by anyone around us, unless we either give someone permission to enter our "personal space" or are invaded without granting suc... Read more

Pine Tree

Wednesday, February 20, 2008      0 comments

Each time that I go through my bank's drive-through, I find myself sitting there and just observing a lovely young pine tree that sits on a rise in front of the drive-through. I have watched that tree for a couple of years now, and recently I wa... Read more

Loving Kindness

Thursday, February 14, 2008      2 comments

Today is Valentine's Day. A very good day to reflect on Maitri (Metta) or Loving Kindness. I will spend this day wishing for happiness for all those whom I love, and for everyone on the planet--that we may all find peace in our lives and be free... Read more

A Simple Piece of Cheese

Monday, February 11, 2008      0 comments

Last night, my husband and I shared a lovely piece of cheese together. I found myself thinking of all the many beings and conditions that had allowed us to have that cheese to eat. The more I thought about it, the more grateful I felt to th... Read more

Miracle of walking

Sunday, February 03, 2008      0 comments

One year ago, I was struggling to get around, following knee surgery, using a leg brace and crutches--then a cane. After months of trying to regain my ability to walk as I once had, I had just about given up on ever being able to do that again. ... Read more

Inter-being

Sunday, February 03, 2008      0 comments

This morning, my husband and I enjoyed a lovely, leisurely breakfast together. As we sat, we discussed the idea of inter-being. We looked at the beautiful colors of the foods on our plates, talked about the origins of the oranges, eggs and... Read more

Shift of perspective

Friday, February 01, 2008      0 comments

Today I grappled with a frequent demon of mine. Someone abruptly cancelled out on a scheduled meeting with me at work, that left me with a 3 hour stretch of time that I had to fill while trying not to turn to food out of boredom and anger. If I ... Read more

Eating One's Fair Share

Wednesday, January 30, 2008      0 comments

I find that remembering the suffering of people in the world, those who are starving or unable to find enough to eat, is helping me think twice before eating extra food that I do not need. May everyone on the planet have enough to eat. May ever... Read more

Value

Monday, January 28, 2008      0 comments

I've been thinking about one particular value/belief to meditate upon, to keep in my awareness for several days, and I have chosen to focus upon the shortage of food on this planet. It might be better to say the grievous misappropriation of food... Read more


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