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Returning (written 2019)

16/05/2019 13:52
The room isn't very large. It's a classroom in a small college, and its usual purpose is revealed in the whiteboards, chalk boards and pull down film screen. A number of chairs have been moved out into the hallway and a few to the back of the room to form a couple of closely placed rows. In the...

Stuff and Nonsense (written 2019)

01/05/2019 11:14
At least once a week now I take a Jeep load of “stuff” to the Thrift shop drop off location. I put an empty box in a corner of my bedroom and through the days, I sort. Some to that box directly, some to piles in the living room or hallway, or even my husband's former office. These piles are...

Spring Practice (written 2019)

01/04/2019 17:27
There are pussy willows in the gully at the front of our property. Mud holes for the dog to play in. Mice about for the cat to catch. Mounds of poop to scoop near the pasture fence...till now hidden in the snow. It does feel like spring.   My heart lifts, but like a balloon it has a tether. It...

Sacred Silence (written 2019)

28/02/2019 13:57
What is your relationship to silence? This is an incredibly individual thing, yet I've noticed not only that people have a personal pattern but that deviations in that pattern are reflections of important change.   I didn't know I had an affinity for silence until I began to attend retreats...

Even This (written 2019)

15/02/2019 09:04
Who do you think you are? Not a new question for me to pick up, but one that is much in my contemplations these days as I watch my inner responses to my own decisions and actions. I love teaching yin. My state of mind throughout the day may be bumpy and I may feel torn going out the door, wishing...

Being and Becoming (written 2019)

24/01/2019 10:00
In the yoga world it is often emphasized that we should learn to “be” rather than to “do”. Good advice since many of us are caught up in an endless round of doing...achieving, producing, marking items off of some list we keep mentally if not written somewhere But in Buddhism, there is also an...

Addictions (written 2018)

13/12/2018 08:29
Addictions. This morning a loved one whose behavior worries me is on my mind. Practice reminds me that the behavior of others is not within my control. I can love, support, care for and about, but I do not make their decisions. Practice also reminds me that addiction, which has its beginnings in...

Christmas Soup (written 2018)

06/12/2018 09:37
  Among the various epithets that are traditionally applied to Christmas is “The Season of Giving”. It can be hard to remember this in the flood of advertising and rush of shopping and “getting” that the season seems to give rise to. But it is good to remember that the “getting” is primarily...

Cat Tale (written 2018)

29/11/2018 09:31
Today the cat, being a cat, followed me into one of our sheds where I was digging out boxes of tree decorations. By the time I'd shifted and arranged and found the one I was looking for, he had leaped from box to shelf to open rafters and was exploring a variety of interesting items balanced there....

Contemplating Endings (written 2018)

22/11/2018 07:57
There are days I'm sure I'm done with this, this blog. Mostly because lately I'm often exhausted. Remembering the days when the boys were young and I would find myself standing in the aisles of the supermarket engaging in a fantasy of lying down where I stood and napping awhile. I was two decades...
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