Several days ago, I walked to the bank to make a deposit but when I got there, I realized that I couldn’t go into the lobby. Then I thought maybe I could make a deposit at the ATM. The directions on the ATM machine said to deposit checks and cash without an envelope, so after… Continue reading fear, curiosity, fear, curiosity….
One day last week, I woke up in the middle of the night and the words, “I am so lonely!” shot out of my mouth. I don’t remember this ever happening before. The feeling that accompanied this outburst was despair. It was a dark moment. I felt like I might be dying. It passed quickly,… Continue reading saving face…why?
I had a couple of dreams last night in which I felt isolated and alone. As I thought about the meaning of these dreams, it seemed like they were telling me that, although I felt good at a conscious level, something else was going on inside that I wasn’t acknowledging. When I moved to Montpelier,… Continue reading ask, and the door will be opened…but we have to be willing to walk through it
This morning on my run, I thought about the coronavirus in a new way. My first thought was that a virus is a living thing. The thought that followed had to do with a little spiky foot-exercise ball that I’d gotten a few months ago (photo below) and how much it looks like the virus.… Continue reading a guide from beyond?
My sister, Jayne, read this Rumi poem to me this morning. It moved me so powerfully that I wanted to share it with you...it seems to speak to the opportunity being presented to us during these amazingly challenging times. QUIETNESS Inside this new love, die. Your way begins on the other side. Become the sky,… Continue reading an opportunity…
Several days ago, I was talking with someone in my family who was in real distress over a situation in his life. The more he talked, the more I felt the discomfort growing inside, but instead of offering an open, nonjudgmental, presence, I gave him “advice” on how he could take better care of himself,… Continue reading the living mosaic
I decided to go for a solitary hike on Saturday. I’ve been a hiker for most of my adult life, but I’ve never quite felt safe going alone. I’ve always admired women who could do this, and enjoy it, but when I was alone, I felt hyper-vigilant and that wasn’t very relaxing. So on Saturday,… Continue reading choosing the way I respond to life…
A friend sent me this a few days ago...
STAYING CURIOUS It’s been almost a year since I moved to Montpelier, Vermont. To say that life has dramatically changed during this year would be an understatement, but that is true for each of us, isn’t it. There’s so much that I want to share with you regarding what’s been happening in my life, but… Continue reading The Wisdom of Uncertainty
So often the fear that we will make a mistake keeps us from making a decision. We tend to bring to mind all of the seeming mistakes from the past when considering a change in the present and the result is usually fear, dread, anxiety, or loss of hope and energy. This seems like a… Continue reading you are “safer” than you know