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Wisdom (written 2018)

08/11/2018 10:40
If you cast your mind back, if you try to remember, can you find a time in the past when you believed some day you would be wise? For me, as a child, I imagined this magical quality was inevitably developed by everyone. Somehow, adults were wise and though I couldn't put my finger on how they...

Morning Mood (written 2018)

01/11/2018 10:09
Sad moods, bad moods. Sometimes they are lurking like a cat, fully in your face as you wake up and waiting to be fed. Too often, that's what we do. And so they follow us into the day, sharpening claws on everything, leaving the day in shreds.   Just a few days ago, sleeping too late with a...

Dream Train (written 2018)

25/10/2018 09:44
  Last night I dreamt that my husband handed me a broken bird. The bird's body was weighty and soft , and its lolling head fell off as he dropped it into my hands. I woke myself in tears. In the aftermath I noticed the way in which my mind reflexively began to interpret this dream...to give...

Leanings (written 2018)

18/10/2018 08:16
  I think of myself as an introvert. Someone who goes inward, goes solitary, to re-energize. This does not mean I do not seek out, need in my life, appreciate and love people. Nor that I do not like to be in crowds or groups, though I admit to an habitual preference for one on one and small...

Lighter Heart (written 2018)

11/10/2018 08:35
A reader comments that my book is meditative and funny. I am stopped for a breath, wondering, how long has it been since I had humor in my approach to the Dhamma? It has been a rough year. A year since the few weeks of confusion and struggle and worry before my spouse would agree to go to the...

Walking Therapy (written 2018)

04/10/2018 09:34
It's chilly and windy most days right now and easy to use the excuse of the piles of books and files and the scrolling lists on my desk to avoid venturing outdoors. Some days I nearly give in to that. After all, I do my yin practice every morning. And included invariably in my day are a variety of...

Skunk School (written 2018)

27/09/2018 16:36
“Everything is teaching us” are words famously attributed to Ajahn Chah. This came home the night I shared a shower with a skunked dog. He had his encounter about an hour short of midnight, when I was longing for bed, after a rare and lovely night out and a long and lazy winding down. The...

Gathas for Tough Times (written 2000 and forward)

20/09/2018 10:19
Sharing gathas for tough times written over the years...they still speak to me and I hope some may speak to you if/when you are caught in some difficulty in your life.   When bad news comes thick and nasty as thistles I breathe and remember Not to raise shields of indifference But to wade in...

Who I Am (written 2018)

13/09/2018 09:38
Today I am thinking about how my sense of who I am is preventing me from finding space in my life. I am not ready to carve out that space yet, but for a couple of weeks I have understood where the emotional waves are coming from. I don't like making these choices. I don't like letting go of what I...

Everyday Mindfulness (written 2018)

06/09/2018 10:58
Ordinary, everyday mindfulness requires diligence. At a retreat I attended a number of years ago a teacher gave advice that has proven extremely helpful for me. She said to attend to only what is relevant to the task at hand. Since that time, I've passed this advice on to others and worked to apply...
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