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The Battle with Easy Street
Sunday, May 17, 2009      3 comments

I was successful in my food and exercise efforts this week, little by little chipping away at the poor eating habits that have been established over years of living on Easy Street. Strength of will and perseverance are definitely my weapons... Read more
Each day is a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder
Thursday, May 14, 2009      4 comments

FOR PRESENCE Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon. Respond to the call ... Read more
Leaving the burden behind....
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      4 comments

Burlap Sack A person is full of sorrow The way a burlap sack is full of stones or sand. We say, “Hand me the sack,” But we get the weight. Heavier if left out in the rain. To think that the stones or sand are the self is an error... Read more
YES!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      7 comments

IF TO SAY IT ONCE If to say it once And once only, then still To say: Yes. And say it complete, Say it as if the word Filled the whole moment With its absolute saying. Later for "but," Later for "if." Now Onl... Read more
Another spring, another day, another opportunity for conscious self-care
Monday, May 11, 2009      7 comments

ANOTHER SPRING The seasons revolve and the years change With no assistance or supervision. The moon, without taking thought, Moves in its cycle, full, crescent, and full. The white moon enters the heart of the river; The air ... Read more
Pickin' myself up, dustin' myself off...
Sunday, May 10, 2009      5 comments

emoticon ...and startin' all over again! ... Read more
Rising, Falling (& How the Swine Flu Figures)
Monday, April 27, 2009      5 comments

I know my blogs are often unrelated to wellness issues in the most literal sense. But because of my belief that we are a body-mind-spirit entity and that all parts affect all others, I firmly believe that my sadness about what I see around me i... Read more
The Will
Thursday, March 26, 2009      4 comments

I have wrestled with control of the will for as long as I've begun to lead a more conscious life. It is definitely at the crux of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This "Thought for the Day" by Eknath Easwaran is really juicy in the way it gets... Read more
Follow Your Bliss
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      9 comments

Joseph Campbell had a larger-than-life vision. He also had the consciousness and intelligence and sense of mission to share this vision -- full of grace and beauty -- with the world. This text of his so well encapsulates what this hero of mine... Read more
Spring!
Monday, March 23, 2009      2 comments

This amazing poem...that's all: emoticon THE SPRING (After Rilke) Spring has returned! Everything has... Read more
You have not grown old, and it is not too late....
Friday, March 20, 2009      6 comments

Old? What IS "old?" Is it the aging of the eternal spirit...but how could THAT be? The gradual falling away of this encasement for the spirit is but a shedding to allow new life. Thank you Rainer Mari Rilke for saying it so well.... I W... Read more
My meltdown....
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      9 comments

I left the Health and Fitness Center Saturday in tears, having decided to NOT attend the 9:00am weight training class I had arrived for. I won't go into the morbid details, but the demons of feeling defeated by my mortality, my age, my body's o... Read more
The Core
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday I attended a Pilates class, a form of exercise known for working with the core -- the solar plexus. As I conditioned the body's core, I reflected on the more esoteric meanings of working with *the Core:* In Yogic Cosmology the ... Read more
CHANGE!
Thursday, March 05, 2009      2 comments

SONNETS TO ORPHEUS: II, 12 (stanza 1) Desire change. Be enthusiastic for that flame in which a thing escapes your grasp while it makes a glorious display of transformation. That designing Spirit, the master mind of all things on ear... Read more
You will come to see that all evolves us.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      4 comments

The Light that shines through Jalaluddin Rumi's words is absolutely astounding to me. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ru
mi "(Your hands) will come to find they hold everything you want." The Divine offers me this gift. I ha... Read more

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