Posts tagged "attention"
Finding Joy in the Ordinary is Magical

Finding Joy in the Ordinary is Magical

“Finding joy in the ordinary is magical” is actually an understatement. I am an Enneagram Type 7 and a curse of this Type is to always be looking for something better, something higher, something bigger… something new, greener, or more exciting…. This drivenness, leading to lots of future focus and endless planning, comes from the old belief...
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...
Earth Day Is Every Day

Earth Day Is Every Day

Earth Day Is Every Day!  It’s fine to have a special day to celebrate our one and only home, Planet Earth.  It’s even more important that we celebrate, protect, honour and pay attention to her not just on this one, but every day!  It does seem, praise be, that this awareness is growing and expanding...
Moomin Messages

Moomin Messages

Moomin messages have transformed my life and my relationship in sweet and significant ways.  How so? Recently a friend introduced us to the writings of Tove Jannson, a Swedish speaking Finnish novelist, whose children’s books about Moominland, and its characters are treasured far and wide, but were unknown to me until a few months ago. Several...
Eclipse: Ordinary and Extraordinary

Eclipse: Ordinary and Extraordinary

A few nights ago there was a “super moon”, and a total lunar eclipse.  What is more, it was a clear night in Vancouver, so we could actually see the spectacle!  As it turned out, we almost missed it. Mike and I were playing cribbage, one of our daily practices.  We had the lights down...