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Relax! We've Arrived!

Relax! We’ve Arrived!

Relax, we’ve arrived?  The question mark is mine.  Relax, You’ve Arrived, is Rick Hanson’s recent post on Just One Thing  Why the question mark?  Well, it’s because the exhortation goes directly against the way I was brought up, and lived much of my life — that I must keep busy, doing, trying to getting somewhere...
Two Wolves

Two Wolves

Recently I came across the classic Cherokee story of Two Wolves.  An elder is speaking to a grandson — about life, no less.  Two Wolves is particularly poignant for me because I know the experience of an internal push-pull so very well.  The push-pull of conflicting feelings, sometimes even values; wanting to be here but...
Welcome Joy!

Welcome Joy!

Welcome joy!  What a lovely phrase… it makes my heart open and sing. Over the past several years I have been paying attention to my tendency to judge, be judgemental… toward myself, toward others.   I’ve written about this, felt into it…and am beginning to notice, with gratitude, that it seems to be softening, fading…  One of the fruits of this work is...
Send Love Ahead

Send Love Ahead

When I saw a suggestion that we “send love ahead” to our day, it caught my attention.  (It was in Daily Om, a mailing which I really enjoy. Check it out!)  Send love ahead.  What might that mean, I wondered?  Now, I have various rituals I choose among as I drift off to sleep: a metta...
I Will Lie Dying

I Will Lie Dying

I will lie dying… unless “I get run over by a bus”, as my mom used to say…i.e, unless my life ends with something accidental/sudden… Likely though, I will lie dying, and I am musing with you about what this has brought up for me.  We’re in this together, for  better or for worse, through thick and...