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Mary Oliver, for all holiday air travelers ....

Friday, December 11, 2009      1 comments

You know who you are! (Ahhh...yes, I hear you Mary!) What is it, that you need so badly? Think about this. LOGAN INTERNATIONAL In the city called Wait, ... Read more

Om my God how I love David Whyte!!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009      7 comments

Our faces would fall away until we, growing younger toward death every day, would gather all our flaws in celebration to merge with them perfectly, impossibly, wedded to our essence, full of silence from the carver's hands. <... Read more

More reflection to support a meditation practice

Sunday, December 06, 2009      10 comments

Given the struggle that presents itself prior to many *sittings* I am always looking any little tidbits of wisdom Teachings that encourage me to stay set on the Path of meditation. This morning's Thought for the Day from Sri Easwaran spoke dire... Read more

The Mystery

Friday, December 04, 2009      9 comments

Sorry to all those practical souls out there that think this is a weight-loss site. Pardon me, but to this little tropical rainbow-hues-scaled Piscean fishie swimming around in the cosmic ocean-of-delight, this *place* is more about healing the... Read more

Meditation anyone???

Thursday, December 03, 2009      15 comments

I made a pact with myself during the Soul Writing Retreat to return to a daily meditation practice, aware as I am of the myriad benefits. Friends Michelle (StrawberryMoon) and Gail (DragonFly) have also been encouraging each other in an inform... Read more

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


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