I had a dream the other night that confirmed something I've known for a long time, "Don't try to wake anyone up." When we discover great truths, it is so tempting to want to teach, show, or even push others into realizing what we have seen, but the very thought that someone is "asleep"… Continue reading Awaken!…and let everyone else awaken in their own time
Our oil company overfilled the oil tank when they made our delivery last week. The man caught his mistake before too much oil spilled out, but even a little bit of fuel oil smells bad, and the odor-killing powder that they put down smelled really strong as well. I spent most of the next few… Continue reading All is well and a give-away!
When I first moved to Cambridge, I worked as a cook for a community of nuns. I'd always thought of myself as a pretty good cook, but had never done it professionally. Even though I'd enjoyed cooking (somewhat) over the years, I agonized over every meal that I prepared for the nuns. I always doubted… Continue reading being and doing
A friend called the other day and asked me to come over for tea. She is usually super-busy during this pre-holiday season, so I was delighted to be meeting her in the middle of the week, and didn't think anything unusual was going on, until I showed up at her house and she was on… Continue reading Seriously? Why?
As I was running yesterday morning, a car pulled out very fast in front of me and I stumbled, twisting my ankle. It would be easy to blame the driver, but it would serve no purpose. I saw him (a few seconds before I jumped) and thought, "What is the big hurry?!" I was feeling… Continue reading Moving forward
My mother has always been a giving person, especially with her children. lf one of us said to her, "I like the sweater you're wearing mom", she'd inevitably respond, "Do you want it?" or she'd just go change and come out wearing another top, while handing the one we'd admired to us. We've gotten into… Continue reading The key, the lesson, and a give-away!