The other day, I was talking with a family member who was going on about how unfairly excluded his wife had been from his family. He said the last straw was when she wrote a letter to the one family member, who had originally been welcoming to her, but this woman had also, in the… Continue reading Where are you going this weekend?
The words that we choose to describe our lives are more important than we could possibly imagine. "I am" statements have a particularly powerful energy to them. When I hear someone say, "I am pitiful, or I am hopeless, or I am never going to get better." I always think, "I wish that you would… Continue reading “I am…..”
Jack and I have these little contests all of the time. For instance, If we hear a song on the radio, and we think that it was done by different artists, we place bets; whoever is wrong buys lunch the next time we go out (or some other small thing). We never remember these bets,… Continue reading The tempting moment
I hold an open meditation (for anyone who wants to come) on Wed. and Sunday mornings. My office is in a very old building...the ceiling leaks at times, the heat is unpredictable, the entire building shakes when the train goes by twice a day, the firehouse (which is a two buildings down) blows the noon… Continue reading Choosing our way
It dawned on me the other day that I was having more irritated feelings, when I thought about my mother, than loving ones. This is not new. My mother has had very firm ideas about what was right and wrong, and she never hesitated to express them! Growing up, we butted heads...a lot. She has… Continue reading thank you mom
When I was a kid, I had some problem with my toes...I can't remember what it was, maybe athletes foot, but that is not the point. My mother must have talked to my grandmother about it because one day while she was visiting us, she said (in front of all of my siblings), to my… Continue reading the power of thought