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Can You Imagine?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009      9 comments

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? -- Rollo May (The Courage to Create) Oh how poetry can speak to my soul! I'm going through a "Dark Night" and Mary Oliver's statement of the... Read more

Change rooms in your mind....

Monday, September 28, 2009      17 comments

Just back from the KY SparkProgram and here's what I have to say: ALL THE HEMISPHERES Leave the familiar for a while. Let your senses and bodies stretch out ... Read more

A Macrobiotic Approach to Good Health

Thursday, September 24, 2009      10 comments

This is such a thoughtful and thought-provoking article, so worth reflecting upon...I decided to leave it for myself and others here who may want to consider it further, as I turn my computer off and prepare to depart for the two-day road trip ... Read more

Quiz: What Is Your Peace Quotient?

Monday, September 21, 2009      8 comments

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth,Water, Fire, and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2003). We are often urged to practice peace with every step. But how closely do our behaviors match... Read more

Acceptance is the key to peace!

Sunday, September 20, 2009      12 comments

OMG! If ONLY I could truly integrate and LIVE this I would be at my goal weight and living each day with joy, presence and mindfulness: emoticonRead more

Helpful explanation of Karmic Law...

Saturday, September 19, 2009      5 comments my teacher, Swami Satchidananda: "We do not know how much we have done before and how much we have to suffer to undo those deeds but the karmic law knows it. Sometimes, ... Read more


Friday, September 18, 2009      11 comments

(and on the filter!) Here's why: Last year Americans spent 15 billion dollars on bottled water and the sales estimate for 2007 is 16 billion dollars. One can argue that it’s money down the drain because the truth has been watered down by... Read more

I am free. Don't report me!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009      16 comments

OMG! I've been struggling ferociously with my will, my senses since school started. Though I'm managing to handle the assignments well enough, I'm not handling anything else eating is out of control, I'm not exercising, my living spa... Read more

Redemption or the Cult of Victimhood?

Monday, September 07, 2009      9 comments

I'm juxtaposing two pieces that show the great potential of the human spirit for GOOD or EVIL...and how far we still have to go. I begin with Eknath Easwaran, a favorite teacher, as any of you who read my offerings can testify. I then segue in... Read more

Come on, Mr. President. Show us America is more than a circus!

Sunday, September 06, 2009      5 comments

UNCIVIL DISCOURSE by Bill Moyers Friday 04 September 2009 emoticon The editors of THE ECONOMIST magazin... Read more

If you have little even that will be taken....

Saturday, September 05, 2009      8 comments

To me the gospels are the rarest of treasures and the part of the Bible that I deeply resonate with. Sri Easwaran has provided many commentaries on Jesus' words and Christian masters in various texts -- three of his books come to mind: Origin... Read more

Wislawa Szymborska

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      7 comments

Wislawa Szymborska is 80 years old, a Polish poet, essayist and translator. She was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. In Poland, her books reach sales rivaling prominent prose authors, although she once remarked in a poem entitled "Som... Read more

Underneath All Victories and Defeats

Tuesday, September 01, 2009      12 comments

Ahhhh...I REALLY needed this this early morning.... In the midst of some activity, even the activity of reading this now, it is completely possible to allow your mind to open fully, and in that opening to discover the peace and fulfillment ... Read more

Food for thought....

Sunday, August 30, 2009      3 comments

Eknath Easwaran says the important stuff so simply, yet with such depth. And what he is talking about not only has relevance on the spiritual journey, but certainly the journey toward body and mind wellness also: When the heart grieves ove... Read more

7/Summer09: The Journey....

Saturday, August 22, 2009      19 comments is my Toyota Dolphin 20' camper in all her glory: A kind soul took my picture at Yellowstone Falls mid-adventure: Read more

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