Tag Archives: silence

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

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Squirrel and chickadee love, February snow, and healing silence

  We awoke to a February snow.  Maybe five new inches decorated our winter landscape. The temperature promises to inch up in upcoming days into the 30’s and 40’s (0 to 7 C), but for now winter still sings her … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Quiet spring meditation in the woods

It sometimes takes a long time–a truly long time–maybe even years, or decades, or a lifetime–for one to learn how to truly become quiet in the woods. So quiet, so still, that there is no difference between you and the … Continue reading

Posted in April, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

The secrets we don’t tell

Snow continues to fly here in the north woods.  You think snow drifts downward, don’t you?  You think snow drops from clouds to earth.  Sounds logical, right? I’ve learned that snow, in actuality, flies every-which-way.  It’s most intriguing when it … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 71 Comments

Odd

This is so odd. No words have been rising recently. Have you experienced silent times when nothing–no matter how hard you try–wants to come forth? When the Universe issues a Silence Decree? When all the stories dry up and don’t … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.” –John Muir

                                                              Peace and beauty be with you as we return … Continue reading

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Web of life

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I’m going to listen the snow melt. The grass grow. See you later!

It’s time again. Last blogging break on Lake Superior Spirit was–hold on a sec, must check–December 29th through January 10th.   (Just counted on the fingers.  That was thirteen days.) I would have lasted longer for the epiphany-of-winter blogging break, except for … Continue reading

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If a leaf fell in the forest and you were perfectly silent…would you hear it?

As Jalaluddin Rumi said: Why are you so afraid of silence? Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void, a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.             Silence is … Continue reading

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Using magical powers to prevent choking out loud.

I’ve experienced a couple of interesting days, blog-wise. Usually lots and lots of stories present themselves to the forefront.  (Well, that’s not technically true.  First the photos appear.  Something interesting catches the eye and the camera captures it.  I download … Continue reading

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