Posts tagged "soul and spirit"
Taking an Awe Walk

Taking an Awe Walk

Taking an Awe Walk.  What does this mean? At my music lesson, after an initial bit of crunchiness*,  Stephen and I followed the symphonic score of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, the 3rd movement.  What an incredible composition this is!  It’s always been one of my faves.  To follow the full score, feeling in to the complexity, noticing the dynamics, tracking...
The Crunch of Criticism, the Promise of Forgiveness

The Crunch of Criticism, the Promise of Forgiveness

I recently experienced the “crunch of criticism.”  (No forgiveness on the horizon!)  It happened as I was reflecting with friends (Diamond Approach Inquiry work), exploring areas where our souls — our psyches, our innermost beings  — feel “less than”;  less than mature, less than whole, less than at ease.  In other words, where is my soul...
Commitment - Stand Up, Join Together

Commitment – Stand Up, Join Together

Commitment is what keeps coming to my heart and mind as I continue to deal with the reality of the election results.   Commitment to take a stand for truth and kindness, minority rights and the environment, to be a light in the darkness, to stand and act from love and compassion instead of hate...
Challenges and Spaciousness

Challenges and Spaciousness

Wild and crazy things are happening these days, and many of them are full of challenges: the unfolding of the US election; many dear friends, including close family members, have significant health issues; October storms of typhoon force are coursing in from the ocean; my brand new computer is acting up and I have to pack it up...
In Praise of Awe

In Praise of Awe

When I look at the night sky and am present, I am flooded, opened, and transformed by awe.  Praising awe: I am deeply touched, life is full, I am part of something larger, glorious, mysterious.  It is a rich and nourishes my soul and spirit.  I love it.  It doesn’t even necessarily need to be something...