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It's All Right

Sunday, January 10, 2010      8 comments

Really nothing more to say about it this morning. IT'S ALL RIGHT Van Morrison (From the album "TB Sheets," 1973) If it matters how you do it, And how you do it... Read more

Thoughts become things. Choose good ones.

Saturday, January 09, 2010      12 comments

WHOA! Powerful words from my hero, Sri Easwaran, this morning. I seem to be on a roll with the Thought for the Day as you can see, often deeply resonating with the daily Teaching. The fact is that my thoughts impact every corner and cu... Read more

Directing attention, controlling the mind....

Thursday, January 07, 2010      17 comments

As usual, Eknath Easwaran spoke to me in a place that I truly resonate with. Returning home after a wonderful trip to the "left coast" I'm ready to move into a level of greater conscious attention, enabling me to flourish in body, mind, and spi... Read more

Sustained & enthusiastic meditation practice

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      8 comments

This is such a wonderful affirmation of the power of long-term, dedicated meditation practice that I had to take a minute to share it, from Sri Easwaran's Thought for the Day. Om shanthi, shanthi, shanthi! Maha Read more

Stir a flower, trouble a star.

Monday, December 14, 2009      12 comments

The law of karma is so precise: For every action there is a reaction. And yet the law is also complex beyond our ability to comprehend -- the great teachers have basically s... Read more

World Christmas -- BUY IT!

Sunday, December 13, 2009      4 comments

You'll be glad you did! tinyurl.com/ydqlh5v emoticon Read more

Finding Eternal Happiness

Saturday, December 12, 2009      5 comments

This weeks offering from Weekly Words of Wisdom just seemed like something worth sharing! Will all those NOT up for eternal happiness please raise their hands...??? Find... Read more

Mary Oliver, for all holiday air travelers ....

Friday, December 11, 2009      1 comments

You know who you are! (Ahhh...yes, I hear you Mary!) What is it, that you need so badly? Think about this. LOGAN INTERNATIONAL In the city called Wait, ... Read more

Om my God how I love David Whyte!!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009      7 comments

Our faces would fall away until we, growing younger toward death every day, would gather all our flaws in celebration to merge with them perfectly, impossibly, wedded to our essence, full of silence from the carver's hands. <... Read more

More reflection to support a meditation practice

Sunday, December 06, 2009      10 comments

Given the struggle that presents itself prior to many *sittings* I am always looking any little tidbits of wisdom Teachings that encourage me to stay set on the Path of meditation. This morning's Thought for the Day from Sri Easwaran spoke dire... Read more

The Mystery

Friday, December 04, 2009      9 comments

Sorry to all those practical souls out there that think this is a weight-loss site. Pardon me, but to this little tropical rainbow-hues-scaled Piscean fishie swimming around in the cosmic ocean-of-delight, this *place* is more about healing the... Read more

Meditation anyone???

Thursday, December 03, 2009      15 comments

I made a pact with myself during the Soul Writing Retreat to return to a daily meditation practice, aware as I am of the myriad benefits. Friends Michelle (StrawberryMoon) and Gail (DragonFly) have also been encouraging each other in an inform... Read more

St. Francis and the Sow

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      12 comments

"Everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing...." My buddies know I'm in the midst of a finals week SparkFast. Notice how I "fast" -- a little munch here, a taste there. (Yep, D for Discipline is my middle name, lol.) It's...... Read more

Blame...and the mystery

Friday, November 27, 2009      13 comments

I'm reading Sharon Salzberg's wonderful book, LOVINGKINDNESS: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. It's not my first time either. It's chock-full of useful, everyday wisdom. And today, I'm reading JUST what I needed to hear in order to build a... Read more

Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias

Thursday, November 26, 2009      13 comments

Dear friends, I'm so deeply touched and grateful for the reaching out and loving thoughts from all my beautiful SparkFriends. I'm sure we can all figure out that I'm wishing you Happy Thanksgiving in Spanish! It's a beautiful day he... Read more


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