Your life...is already perfect!
OK, this poem simply burst into my heart this morning, begging to be shared...and so here it is...in all its outrageousness. Sufi poetry (Hafiz, Rumi, Kabir, etc.) is not for everyone, but oh how it resonates with my heart and soul.
Hafiz ... Read more
"Woe to the bozo who says No to tee hee ho ho and ha ha" indeed! My donkey neighbors and the surfing dog on Baldwin Beach, Maui, know all about it -- I seem to get in touch with it best while in nature too:
Top Superfoods for Fall
A wonderful article along with special fall foods ideas. Definitely worth the read!
I, for one, love the idea that there are superfoods -- certain edibles that go the extra mi... Read more
So strange the way we are larger...
There are so many different kinds of deaths in our lives....
I hope this resonates with some of you. Things are shaken up for me and David Whyte met me where i am this morning.
Value of fermented foods
Humans have been fermenting foods to aid in digestion for as far back as we can trace. Primarily they were fermented to improve holding and storing properties of foods. The mil... Read more
let all go dear
OK, I'm on a roll here with Joe, who sends me such amazing poems.
So maybe the relationship of this e.e. cummings piece to my physical wellbeing isn't direct and obvious, but we all know, in our heart of hearts, that the body and the mind ... Read more
Can You Imagine?
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....
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
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?
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!
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:
Helpful explanation of Karmic Law...
...by 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
GET OFF THE BOTTLE!
(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!
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 well...my eating is out of control, I'm not exercising, my living spa... Read more
Redemption or the Cult of Victimhood?
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
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