Last Sunday we celebrated my inspiring, sparkling friend Joan’s 90th birthday. As we were taking leave, she told me to write another blog, that she found them useful. When Joan commands (very gently), I obey :))
In my last blog, I mentioned my urge to move forward into new vistas. I kept telling myself that I must find a way to get more quiet inside, so that I could be more receptive. Well, let me tell you how that unfolded. Continue reading “#35 What Is Inner Silence?”
We often say that, it is important to learn from our past experiences and lessons learned. And while generally I still believe that, recently I find myself wondering about this. It has all come about because I find myself wanting to put everything I have ever learned, taught, believed, behind me. Not rejecting any of it. More like toys I have played with, which are now worn and shabby and no longer hold my attention or interest. Continue reading “#34 The Relevance in the Present of Past Experiences”
Yes, yes. I’m still here. My silence on this blog fails to convey how often I have thought about writing. The other day my friend Marion Z wondered why I have not been writing. That slipped some sort of gear in me and here I am. But, I hasten to add, as has happened before, that I decided to write and see if in the process I can discover the answer to my friend’s question.
One reason can be attributed to fast, unforeseen changes in my life.
Continue reading “#33 The Fast Moving River of Life”
Like all of you, I too have been caught up in the tumultuous happenings in world and naturally, especially, those right here in our own beloved country. As time has gone on and on and on, (it seems like forever), I kept thinking I would feel better if only I could make some sort of sense about what it all means. Continue reading “#32 One View About These Times”
How to begin this attempt to unravel my preoccupation of these days. Of the several strands and ongoing levels of experience, there is only one I feel moved to address right now. No matter how much I want to distance myself from all the venomous words flying around in our political arena, I have only brief times of success. Most challenging to me is the lack understanding, from my point of view, about what is at stake in this election. Continue reading “#31 An Expression of Deep Concern”
The frenzy, to share what I keep learning, is gone. The motivation to blog has taken on some different shape. Not sure exactly what that means. I do know that it reflects yet another shift within me. These changes seem to keep speeding up. What is all this adding up to you might ask, as I do ask myself. Since I don’t have the answer, I decided to honor the urge to start writing this blog and see what wants to be written, if anything. Continue reading “#30 Standing in the Unknown”
The guidance of yesterday is as unexpected as the previous one; the one which led me to realize that I was not to conduct retreats as I have been for many years. With that direction being clear, I have been searching for clarity about the next cycle. In that process, I found myself floundering a bit and even touched a worry place about my security. Continue reading “#29 The Surfacing of the Refuge”