If we can manage to quiet our minds and listen to that deep and living silence within, we discover that there is guidance available to us whenever we are ready to hear it, from Heart to heart.
Not too long ago, I had to have a tooth pulled. It was a middling-large one at the outer edge … More
To me, the fact that snow geese mate for life seems to make it even more unjust that mated pairs are so cruelly separated.
This morning as I sit at my computer, I’ve been thinking (somewhat belatedly, it’s true) about changes I might make … More
They didn’t give you long to live on the Somme. About three months was the average life expectancy, and that time was hell on earth.
Plato was right; we all fight our own hard battles in this life.
Forgiveness does not have anything to do with other people; it has everything to do with you.
Introverted? Who, me?
Shh, quiet. Stop. Look around you. Can you see it? Close your eyes. Can you feel it? Almost….almost, it’s that … More
Sometimes the hardest thing to do, on those days when all the cards in the game of life are stacked … More
Finally, the puppy we’ve been waiting for has arrived! On Valentine’s day, when these pictures were taken, he was … More
I’m writing this post to my daughters, those beautiful middling-age women who grace my life, who still carry the bloom … More
Be Humble I read not too long ago that when the first Tibetan lamas came to North America to … More
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
This poem speaks to those of us who are entering or living the years of the crone, who are hoping … More
Matthieu Ricard, son of French philosopher Jean-François Revel and well-known French artist and Tibetan Buddhist nun Yahne le Toumelin, is himself … More
This body seems sometimes a cramped apartment owned by an absentee landlord in which I live uneasy, a renter soon … More
Since May 9, it’s been. I’m back in the world after over four months spent living the life of a … More
Some eleven years ago now, an Alaskan Malamute puppy tugged at our hearts the first time we ever laid eyes … More
All my life, I’ve been a spiritual wanderer. I’ve examined a number of religious belief systems and dipped my toes into several, … More
I love stories, especially the ones that oh, so gently hold a mirror up to us readers so that we … More
“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of … More
Ebb Tide Abandoned rowboat on a barren beach, its treasures gone – oars, bailing can, worms lost to the endless tide. … More
Originally posted on Standing in an Open Field:
Buddham sarinam gacchami. Dammam sarinam gacchami. Sangham sarinam gacchami. I go for refuge to Buddha ,…