The Journey by: Mary Oliver

Just wanted to share one of my favorite poems =) One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began,  though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But … Continue reading The Journey by: Mary Oliver

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Form is Empty

The last time I went home to visit my mother, I realized how much I miss her.  I miss how she was always there for me in company and in friendship. I miss her old form. Then all these practices on non-attachment just hit me - form is empty. Things, people, experiences - they come and … Continue reading Form is Empty

Taking Refuge

The last 3 weeks have been personally challenging. My mother is very ill and it's been a one day at a time, hour by hour, breath by breath experience for all. I'm very grateful that the practice has given me so much refuge in facing my own fears and weaknesses. In an article that captured my "need" to … Continue reading Taking Refuge

The Silence

Here's a little something I was inspired to write while I was in my first month-long silent retreat. Please take it with a grain of salt and allow yourselves to be humored by this person's attempt at lyrical writing. Lol. The silence helps me be more aware of the quality of my thoughts. The silence helps … Continue reading The Silence

On diversity

Diversity - let it not be a means of power struggle, but a means to learn from one another and respect each other. A line this person intuited while on a silent retreat last month. Easier said than done, of course. I was reading the end of a chapter in this book called Buddhism Without … Continue reading On diversity