In a recent post, I wrote about bringing a book of Thomas Troward's with me on my trip and my inability to get into it. I thought it would be sort of fun to then use a quote from Troward in that post. The next post, I did the same thing. Going to bed several… Continue reading A 180
My mother broke her leg several weeks ago, and she broke it right below the hip (that had been replaced) so she had a complicated surgery to repair both. The first night, after her fall and before they had even determined where she would be moved for the surgery (she was taken to a relatively… Continue reading The way that Love looks…
The desire to psychoanalyze people; to figure out why they are the way that they are, why they do or say, or don't do or say, certain things, is quite possibly one of the most destructive habits that I've engaged in....and it used to be one of my favorite things to do. I cannot even… Continue reading A new curiosity…what is right about me, you, it, them, Life?
When we took Eleanor home 5 years ago, no one really expected her to live. She only weighed a couple of ounces, fit in the palm of my hand, and was even too young to be tested for any of the many diseases that a feral kitten could have. I would go through these bouts… Continue reading I wonder what is right with …..
Jack and I were deciding where we wanted to go to dinner on Saturday night and spent about 15 minutes, each offering suggestions which neither of us liked, until we decided on Saratoga. It's interesting this feeling-out of right decisions. ...why one place feels right at a certain time but not at another. A huge… Continue reading We’ll see….
Sometimes, when I sit down to write a post I think, "Did I say the same thing last week?" I try to stop this second-guessing of myself by saying, "It doesn't matter if you've said it 100 times. It's the thing that seems to be pressing to be expressed again, so just write it." And… Continue reading The truth of who you are
I woke up on Wednesday morning with a new resolve to focus my mind only on the good. To look for the good in myself and in others, talk about the good in Life, write and think about the goodness of this world. I've known (seriously known) for a while that we get what we… Continue reading The land of (good) opportunities; our lives
For much of my life, I didn't believe that what I thought about, had anything to do with the way my life was going. Growing up, I never heard my mother say a nice word about my father. She talked and thought negatively, day and night, about the way he acted toward her. She felt justified… Continue reading Teaching ourselves with love; turning to the right
I was sitting in my car on Sunday morning, waiting for it to warm up, and saw this beautiful pattern on the windshield. At this time of year, we are lighting a lot of lights and candles; celebrating Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, but as lovely as these traditions are, they are only "pointers" to… Continue reading A Festival of Lights, beauty everywhere
Many years ago, when my sons were little, and I was struggling with how to be a good parent; wanting them to grow up to be secure, happy, self-realized people, someone said to me, "I always try to catch my children doing something great." This statement was such a shock to me; such a change… Continue reading Watch out!