Thanksgiving is a few days away, and for many of us this can be a time of intense emotions and feelings: happiness, anxiety, joy, sadness, contentment, loneliness, inner peace, anger and resentment, compassion, disappointment, belonging, rejection, anticipation…and at least for me, the “negative” emotions are doubly charged because I don’t think that I should be… Continue reading Ahhh…grist for the mill of awakening
The journey of life…
Several days ago as I was walking on a very rural road, I heard a door open…there were no houses around. As I continued along, I began to see red-tailed hawks, which I’ve always associated with my paternal grandmother, Maude. I returned home and noticed a male cardinal sitting in a tree near the entrance… Continue reading The journey of life…
True freedom doesn’t depend on where we are (or where we go).
I'm leaving tomorrow morning for my big adventure, so I wanted to touch base with you all this evening. I'll post at least a few times from the road but I'm not sure when. After I hung up the phone with my brother on Saturday, I kept thinking, "Am I really doing this? Can I… Continue reading True freedom doesn’t depend on where we are (or where we go).
Years ago, I read an essay on aging, and the importance of finding our "freedom" at mid-life. The gist of this writing was that anything we felt was hampering us, we should leave behind, and move out into the world. At one point it said something like, get rid of your cat if that is… Continue reading Freedom