Tag Archives: meditation

Cozy snuggle beneath blankets on snowy blowy January afternoon

Outside wind gusts sideways white snow. Howls as it races around our little house in the woods. Our broken thermometer says it’s 20 degrees F, but we know it’s lower. Accuweather announces it’s 18 degrees but they never know either. … Continue reading

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Calm, calm, oh you darling, calm

So very many of us are feeling jangled, jarred and jiggled these days. We’ve fear running amok in our veins at times. We’re scared of covid or vaccine mandates. We’re nervous about our health, our money, our mental health, our … Continue reading

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What really matters–turning the compass to True North

At 5:30 a.m. sitting on the couch with coffee in hand–I wondered what the heck to write about today. Looked inside the seeming abyss of the mind. Absolutely nothing there to share. Here we go again. OK, Holy, what do … Continue reading

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Lonely at Christmastime?

Here we are. Sitting at the doorstep of Christmas, knocking. Hello, Christmas, 2020. How shall we celebrate you, herald you into our hearts this year? Many of us are alone or semi-alone this holy-day season. We’re isolating in family groups … Continue reading

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Pause, relax, breathe

Are you longing for some peace, some quiet, some relaxation deep inside? Is it time to wrap up Christmas prep, pour a cup of tea, sit quietly? To close your ever-busy eyes and breathe? Deep in, Deep out. Deep in, … Continue reading

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Let’s play Treasure Hunt

Yesterday I drove west and north toward “big town” grocery shopping up in Houghton. At first I asked the Holy if we could play a game–Treasure Hunt. That’s a game where you keep your eyes wide open and the Universe … Continue reading

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Pumpkin pie for the soul, messy closet & other ordinary stories

Life is just life. Appearing as it’s appearing, moment after moment. Whether we like it or not. Whether we stamp it with approval or long to toss it in the garbage. Seeing the Holy is a way of glimpsing the … Continue reading

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Embrace of the golden hush

Shhh…let’s pause here for a moment of silence. Breathe deeply, all the way down to that soft belly of yours. Feel your seat on this chair, this couch, this floor. Ahh, those sturdy feet. Breathe. Breathe. Again breathe, so natural, … Continue reading

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Radical acceptance and October snow

Good morning, dear readers. Just got inside after scraping off eight or ten inches of crusty snow from the car. While I was out there in the dark, I warmed up Barry’s car before he left for work. It’s 28 … Continue reading

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The beginner’s guide to meditation (and we’re all beginners)

Today a Facebook friend complained that he tried meditation and only lasted seven, maybe eight, seconds. He didn’t know if he had attained a state of mindfulness but made a list of 73 things he wanted to accomplish today. He’s … Continue reading

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