Stillness #Haiku 244

Silence, my soul’s balm Frantic lives spin, intruding Be still, be present. ~ FlorenceT   When storms come, stay still. Hush! Listen. A symphony. Glorious beauty. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #244. This week's prompt words are sound and motion. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check … Continue reading Stillness #Haiku 244

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What I’m learning from astrology

A new year, and what will it have in store for us? Facebook has been showing me astrology posts for 2018… Why? Probably because my curiosity got the better of me at times and I clicked into these posts which purported to reveal my future. Sometimes they bring a smile as my heart gladdens at … Continue reading What I’m learning from astrology

Solitude – Community

I have posted quite a few "things" about solitude, and wrote about what it is and why we need it.  It was even in a poem. Here are Parker Palmer's definitions of Solitude and Community which are truly compelling. And I so agree. They are states of being, not doing. What do you think? Solitude does not necessarily mean … Continue reading Solitude – Community

Beautiful mystery

I feel tired. Weary. It is bone-deep and my spirit wanes. Ever been there – when all you want to do is curl up in bed and sleep. Well, that’s me, and I did just that. My usual thinking self asked, “why?” Practically I can point to work, to my responsibility as a parent, a … Continue reading Beautiful mystery

Detachment and Savannah, GA

What to expect from Savannah? I did not know. So perhaps a sense of mystery. Unlike my usual (past) self who would have conducted plenty of "travel research", I had relatively little to go on. I ended up in Savannah alone after many turns, so other than the few beautiful homes I wanted to visit, … Continue reading Detachment and Savannah, GA

Introductions

How do we see ourselves? How do we introduce ourselves, as we stretch out our hands to greet another? Do we acknowledge and embrace our whole selves in all spaces? Or do we censor who we are in some?  What is your self-identity? So here's a little... um, challenge from me. If only to ponder … Continue reading Introductions

All My Life

Checklists are dangerous. I cannot recall, and therefore I am disavowing, ever having a checklist for "the man of my dreams". "Tall, dark and handsome" wasn't a thing for my teenage self. Well, maybe tall... Neither was romantic, charming, suave, humorous or tough. I don't think I have a type, but I do wonder sometimes … Continue reading All My Life

Same difference… Christmas reflection

Looking out my window across the valley as the mist lifts, as had happened many mornings since we moved into this house, today it held new meaning. Christmas morn and the house is shrouded in silence. The kids are still abed. Their curiosity and excitement of waking at the crack of dawn, eager to get … Continue reading Same difference… Christmas reflection

You may choose to #BeWow

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I had wondered if I could write a post remotely close to being positive today. Oh and why a positive post?  Well, because that's part of the #BeWow blogshare over at RonovanWrites.  I 'signed up' last week because it is such a great way to share some positive energy and love. But today has been … Continue reading You may choose to #BeWow

Living the Rhythm of Life

My guest post on @RonovanWrites

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Florence 2This month’s guest is Florence Thum of Meanings and Musings. Lawyer, Therapist, College Professor, Writer, Blogger, Mother, and more. And no, those are not in any particular order. A lady from Down Under with a lot to say and lot of ways to say it.

As I venture here as a guest still wondering what I could possibly offer on RonovanWrites, I am reminded ‘write what you love’. At the moment, what I love is TIME because I have so little of it. It is what I covet most.

Time poorTime cannot be bought, it is beyond my control. If I do nothing, if no one does anything, time will still pass in its own rhythm, in its own time.

Time is.

Of course my perception of how time passes, the judgment I bring to its passing and to my being in it as it passes, is my own. That…

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Lightness of Being

And so it shall be…

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Let the sum
of all the moments of love
you have ever known
strip you naked
of roles and titles
wounds and triumphs
and breathe you
into the singular
present moment
where nothing
can weigh you down,
where nothing exists
but the blissful
lightness of Being.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

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Meditation? For love and power…

"The point [of meditation] is not to improve yourself …but to come back to who you are, the awareness that is your birthright” These are the words of Jack Kornfield, who facilitated the first session of the 'Love and Power' weekend retreat. Jack Kornfield quoted Zen master, Suzuki Roshi who when asked to talk about … Continue reading Meditation? For love and power…