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Re-committing.To what?

Monday, July 27, 2015      5 comments

I ask myself to dig deep. Deeper. Deeper still. I feel that I am a superficial person, though I do care about people, animals, the environment, and etc. Yet, I seem to be so focused upon myself. I don't want to spend my days thinking about ... Read more

Sad, depressed

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      5 comments

Why am I stressed, and depressed? It's because my relationship with my son has come to the point that I cannot talk to him without him attacking me verbally. His behavior m... Read more

Is enough enough?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      7 comments

I could scream - if my voice wasn't so weak, and cracked from coughing! I've had it with this cold, and I want my health, and vitality back. Now! And I just heard the forecast... Read more

Nothing lasts forever

Sunday, March 01, 2015      8 comments

Why complain about the status quot - the coldness of this long winter, a family, financial, or health issue, the government, the neighbor's dog barking, and etc? Eve... Read more

Cold winter rest

Saturday, February 28, 2015      6 comments

I give up - to the (seemingly) never-ending winter, the frigid weather, the slip on the ice, the chest cold that is reminding me that nature is in charge. No use to f... Read more

Making the "impossible" possible

Saturday, February 21, 2015      3 comments

Sometimes it feels as if winter will go on forever (today is one of those days): it will always be cold, and hard. It's a good simile for how life can feel when we seem ... Read more

Pause, restart

Friday, February 20, 2015      3 comments

The amaryllis on my windowsill had a glorious run - four brilliant, peach/tangerine blossoms. Now, they are done, and the life goes back into the bulb in order to bloom again n... Read more

Rest, and breathe

Thursday, February 19, 2015      6 comments

Just as this tree is taking a slumber amidst the frigid winter, and snow - waiting for the right time to spring into activity, we must do likewise, as needed. We must rec... Read more

Practicing tonglen

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      3 comments

I'm reading "Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty, and Change by Pema Chodron. She's a western buddhist teacher/monk. Tonglen is an interesting practice, and is in direct ... Read more

Emotional low (grumbles)

Monday, February 16, 2015      4 comments

I woke up today feeling depressed. I slept late - till 8.30. I had a dream that my darling daughter - who lives on the other coast - brought me coffee. Except it was ic... Read more

Day after V Day

Sunday, February 15, 2015      5 comments

For some reason, I got into a deep funk yesterday - felt very dissatisfied with my relationship, my marriage. Silly, as I know my spouse is not a romantic, AND, intellectually, I dismiss these Hallmark card days. And yet, I wanted him to do... Read more

Pre Valentine's Day musing

Friday, February 13, 2015      3 comments

It is frickin' COLD out today! We won't go skiing this weekend as the temp at Wisp is -15 with wind chill! I've skied before at those temps and don't need the experience again. It's Valentine's Day tomorrow. I have mixed feelings about H... Read more

Eight Years using SP!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015      1 comments

Really?! Has it been that long? I've been away, but come back for the tracking and motivation when I put a few pounds back on. This time, I'm going to maintain my desired weight. I'm one of the lucky ones, I suppose, in that my we... Read more

Moving towards Equanimity

Tuesday, February 10, 2015      1 comments

Like most people on this planet, I prefer to avoid pain and suffering. However, life seems to give each of us a generous serving of unpleasant experiences that induce both. Since I started studying Buddhist philosophy, however, I have learn... Read more


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