Monthly Archives: December 2009

last day

this is not how I would like to end one year and begin another… I got an argument with my sister today. I am not sure what upset me so much.  Perhaps a large part of it has to do with the obsession over looks our world has.  And after a summer which my daughter […]

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i can do this……

It is solstice…at last.  The days will finally be getting longer.  I love Portland so much, and finally feel as if I am making some connection and feelings of community, but the lack of sun is difficult to live with.  I am not sure why it is harder now.  Perhaps it has built up over […]

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Resolutions

2010. Just around the corner.  I heard mention of New Year”s Resolutions a few days ago and thought to myself…”I haven’t made one of those in a long while.”  They fall in line right behind “things I give ups for Lent.” No longer a  Catholic, I don’t feel compelled to necessarily give up anything, but […]

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I am not identified

I am not the wordsthat identify mewho I amis unchangeableIf I take away the labels..mother, daughter, sister,friendloverblack sheepartistdancerwomanIf I take away the descriptors…happythindepressedmelancholycreativemanicfunnysmartnicegoodbadIf I take awaythe storythe historythat gives me formwho am I then?who am I without the namebeingness has no identityI simply am..I simply am.

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"The Mind is Maya"

the veil of delusion..Maharshi The Good News? Radical transformation of human consciousness is possible.

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Powerful Meditation..

a meditation that can get help with depression.SUDARSHAN CHAKRA KRIYA :Sit with a straight spine. Look at the tip of the nose or eyes closed, as you prefer.Block the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril. Hold the breath. Mentally chant Wahe Guru 16 times, pumping the navel […]

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remembrance

I was writing out Christmas cards a few days ago when I came upon the names of four people in my address book who have passed away this year.  My grandparents are included in these four.  I keep forgetting that they are no longer alive.  Their presence was just a fact of life.  While I […]

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coffee talk

“Intelligence and spiritual practice  don’t necessarily go hand in hand.”   I am paraphrasing a friend, he said this over breakfast this morning.  It gave me pause.  It made me realize that I had always thought otherwise, but for no good reason really.  Reason and passion..not always on the same page.  I know that, I […]

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Atheists lack imagination

maybe that’s not a totally fair statement..but I can’t help but believe it. I do believe in God.I believe that God is Love.I believe this Love is freeI believe this Love loves everyoneeven atheistswho don’t believein this Godin this LoveI believe one daywe, the atheists and I,we will have a good laughand a good cryoverwhat […]

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