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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
A Map to the Next World (There Is No Exit).
Thursday, November 19, 2009      12 comments

(Hint: You must make your own map. ) A MAP TO THE NEXT WORLD In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the h... Read more
Dare to dance the tide!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      11 comments

I've been up since 5:00am as usual...I've finished my morning brew and made a gallon of green tea for the house. I'm sitting here groovin' to the station I created on Pandora.com, Angelique Kidjo Radio. As a matter of fact, at this moment SHE ... Read more
Directions to Presence....
Monday, November 16, 2009      10 comments

I LOVE Billy Collin's *in-touch-ness* and I even own a CD of him reciting his work. This poem speaks deeply to my soul and deserves to be shared in its fullness with my friends, "in the tremble of thought taking the vast outside into ourselves.... Read more
The Procrastination Beater
Friday, November 13, 2009      19 comments

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others. -- The Buddha I had this seemingly simple little process tucked away among saved files and after Sandra's b... Read more
Ode to Autumn, Ode to Life....
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      7 comments

That's all (and that's enough when it's Mary Oliver).... Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles thro... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Be prepared to bump into wonder!!!
Monday, November 09, 2009      19 comments

It's so easy for me to bow my head and feel cheated, feel like a loser, feel like I've only got half a life. "WHAT'S THAT ABOUT?" I ask myself. Well...it's a habit, developed over recent years of seeing the glass half empty...and e... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sometimes in my tears I drown...but I never let it get me down....
Friday, November 06, 2009      14 comments

...so says musician Matisyahu, the personification of harmony. He is a Hasidic Jewish musician from New York City known for blending traditional Jewish themes with reggae, rock, and hip-hop sounds. He pushes musical boundaries by incorpora... Read more
What's YOUR name???
Thursday, November 05, 2009      11 comments

We often *name* ourselves "slacker," "loser," "anxious," "isolated," "not up to the task," "lonely," "lazy"...but what about the myriad OTHER names...? THANK YOU Carli-Mae! She reminded me of Jim Croce's great "I Got A Name" song, perfect ... Read more
We live our lives in widening circles....
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      13 comments

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Giving for our health's sake!
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      9 comments

At last Friday's weekly gathering in the women's maximum security prison where I volunteer, we introduced this gift-giving program, telling about the founder and explaining how the program works. At the end of the evening, we told the women to ... Read more
Mary Oliver got me AGAIN!!!
Monday, November 02, 2009      15 comments

There's no way I can resist sharing this amazing *ode to life* -- it grabbed me this morning and took me out of my mundane reality, transporting me to the river, where I nestled in beside Mary and was awed by the simple exquisite pleasure of sim... Read more
Changing the habits of a lifetime....
Sunday, November 01, 2009      6 comments

It is indeed an interesting paradox -- to be truly spontaneous takes training and sustained effort. The effort to change a lifetime of habitual, unhealthy eating, of taking time daily for sitting practice, of using the moments of each day... Read more

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