Tag Archives: Meditation

What do I hear in the silence.

Pounding waves against the shore.  Wind in the palms.  Tree frogs’ forest symphony.  An owl hooting in the night, red shouldered hawks sharp cry in light. When I turn off  sounds of humanity, when I silence  technology ‘s roar what … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

The beginner’s mind is what we must all come back to every time we sit down and write.    Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones For weeks now I’ve struggled with my writing.  Each time I sat down to a … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.   Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki This morning, I was thrilled to discover that my new friends Melissa Studdard  and Scott Lutz have written the story … Continue reading

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When it’s all over

  Mary Oliver is the poet I go to when I get that jittery, over-stimulated, stressed out feeling. Her words help me to find my real connection – to nature, to the meaning of life. Like many of her poems, When … Continue reading

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Peace begins with me

     Peace begins with me. Reconciliation begins with me. Healing begins with me. So when you practice deep breathing and smiling to the pain in you, and vow to begin anew, when you practice loving kindness, taking care of … Continue reading

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Silent Retreat – Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM

Silence, a balm to an overburdened human life bombarded constantly with distractions that cloud priorities.  I just returned from Taos, New Mexico, a silent writing retreat with Natalie Goldberg.  Sheltered within the loving walls of the Mabel Dodge Luhan house … Continue reading

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