I am currently reading Deepak Chopra’s, “The Book of Secrets.” This excerpt stuck out to me today: Pitfalls of the Seeker: 1. Knowing where you are going. 2. Struggling to get there. 3. Using someone else’s map. 4. Working to improve yourself. 5. Setting a time table. 6. Waiting for a miracle. This is exactly … More Pitfalls of the Seeker
I love being under water. The weightlessness. All sounds fade away. My entire body is being touched all at once by the softness of the water. It’s such a strange feeling because when you are fully submerged, you don’t feel wet. It’s just comfort, like a warm cozy blanket. The few seconds of time that … More Silence
She looks so cold. The gray blue sky behind the squiggles of branches reminds me of something out of a horror movie. Cold pale skin and blue veins. Her arms reach out, extending her fingers, grasping for something. Reaching. Maybe it’s my mood that has turned this symbol of nature into a forlorn creature. Maybe … More A Season
On Monday I wrote a post entitled, “Letting Go.” The focus was on letting go of destructive behavioral patterns more than attachments to physical things. However, later that day as I was driving in my car, I was listening to the book on CD, You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh and none to my surprise, … More Attachments
As I begin a new chapter of sorts in my life, the following three words have been on my mind: Attachments Control Distractions I am slowly learning that I can have a preference for the way I would like things to happen, but I must avoid an attachment to it. What I want and what … More Letting Go
I woke up yesterday morning not feeling the greatest. I felt overwhelmed and underwhelmed with life all at the same time. I am quite confident that anyone with a pulse has been there. With so many projects in the works and not sure any of it is taking me anywhere, I felt stuck in the … More Embracing a Bad Day
For the past bunch of months, I have been meditating. My brain, much like most I’m sure, runs on overdrive. When I’m not organizing every minute of the day, I am problem solving. It seems there is always something to “figure out.” Whether it is something innocuous like, what color should I paint a … More Signs, signs, everywhere signs.
Just days ago, I was on a trip like no other trip. It was not a vacation where we run to and fro collecting as many sites and experiences as possible, but rather an exploration and awakening of my soul. A meditation retreat. A place where I found safe haven, love and life-long friends. It … More It was easy there.
Are you selfish or selfless? When I decided to divorce, I was called selfish more times than I can count. Others thought I was putting myself first before my husband and children. In fact, I was, but I did it just as much for myself as I did it for my children. I was selfish … More Being selfish gets a bad rap.
Daily Prompt: “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein Do you agree? I think how one defines common sense will help determine a yes or no answer to this question. Common sense could be what we have all been trained to think is common sense; therefore, … More Information overload?