Food for thought....
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....
So...here is my Toyota Dolphin 20' camper in all her glory:
A kind soul took my picture at Yellowstone Falls mid-adventure:
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6/Summer09: Webster Lake State Park, KS
That's a great blue heron taking off in the distance.
This was a wonderful *find,* after asking in a country store, as I cruised through the back roads of sweet, but seeming... Read more
5/Summer09: In lieu of...
...the lively journal entry I just finished about yesterday's and today's adventures, speaking of placid to raging rivers, a herd of bison leisurely crossing the road, the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the National Museum of Wildlife Art and th... Read more
4/Summer09: Gaia in all her glory!
Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will und... Read more
3/Summer09: Daisies and Yellowstone
It is possible, I suppose that sometime
we will learn everything there is to learn:
what the world is, for example, and what it means.
I think this as I am crossing from one field to another,
in summer, and the mockingbir... Read more
2/Summer09: Traveling Mercies and Gratitudes
I who am the beauty of the green earth and the white moon among the stars and the mysteries of the water... Read more
1/Summer09: My Latest Adventure -- WHEE!
Here's the 2001 8-cylinder Dodge Ram 2500 Long Bed Cargo Van that I bought new, being readied for its *Last Hurrah* with me...the only pleasure trip it went on in the nearly 160,000 miles I drove it (all sweater project miles):
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Do I LOOK like a ping pong ball...?
Like a ball batted back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within.
-- Yogabindu Upanishad
How apt is that Yogic scripture in describing the reality of my daily life. I'm constantly called upon to make decisions between inst... Read more
Use the Light
I'm headed out of town for a few days. My friend Robert's mother, who is also dear to me, has had a severe stroke. Her life has always consisted of serving others. In recent years, because of many factors (not her health, though, which has al... Read more
SparkPeople Cincinnati Convention Anyone?
I'm giving serious thought to going to this one-day program on Saturday, September 26. I would drive up to Cincinnati on Friday (like 10+ hours of driving) and drive home Sunday and that's not at all daunting, since I'm a veteran driv... Read more
Yoga is SO Much More than Exercise....
I am so aware of how the waxing and waning of the emotions affects every part of my life. For example -- if someone lets me down I become sad, then my energy flags, negativity can sneak in, I have less motivation for self-care, and the downward... Read more
The Dirty Dozen Food Additives
Important information! I'm just gonna' copy-and-paste. It's from the Organic Consumers Association newsletter (which I HIGHLY recommend) --
1. Sodium nitrite
2. BHA & BHT
3 . Propyl gallate
4. Monosodium glutamate
5 . Trans... Read more
Caretake This Moment
It's scary (big surprise) how quickly the structure of careful eating and enthusiastic exercise can become history...from one day to the next. I woke up this morning, discouraged by my weekend *performance* and feeling like continuing with the ... Read more
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Breakdown in the Way Things Have Always Been Done
The world is going totally bonkers and I'm ready for some *serious levity.* Who better to deliver it than Rob Brezsny --
PRAYER OF GRATITUDE TO THE TRICKY GODDESS OF BENEVOLENT MISCHIEF
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