I wrote as a plea to be heard. By someone.
By her…but in the quiet of the night, when love and grief can no longer be shouted down I hear the repressed whispers of knowledge reminding me the woman I long to hear from will never return.
Read More 29: Saudade – The Deep Longing
Too often I sense my grieving keeps me focused on things outside my control. However, with time and loving intention, my grieving gives way to a renewed focus on my own patterns, roles, choices, and opportunities.
Read More 28: I am a leaf on the wind
The young warrior asked Fear, “How can I defeat you?”
Fear actually answered.
Read More Thoughts on Defeating Fear by Pema Chödrön
You either own your fear and anger or your fear and anger own you. – Sean Kinney
I’m immensely proud of C. Not that it matters but I am going to explain anyway.
Read More 13: I’m Proud of ©
Cruelty is cheap, easy, and chickenshit. – Brene Brown, Dare to Lead
Read More 151: Thoughts on Cruelty
Originally posted on Metta Refuge:
Read More 146: Thoughts on The Marriage of the Princess and the Dragon
I’ve been thinking about “dragons” recently and thought I’d share this wonderful retelling of a Swedish fairy tale by dharma teacher Jack Kornfield from his wonderful bookAfter the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path. We all have our own “dragons” in our hearts. May…
I realize now my anger and defensiveness were about armoring my heart. I cannot get to where I want to go when weighed down by my anger’s armor.
Read More 140: Parable of the Prickly Porcupine
The pain will never go away. I will only find perspective for the pain. It is a part of me now. To hate the pain is to hate myself; to love myself is to love my pain.
Read More 126: Grrr…
118: Thoughts on Forgiveness and Clemency
I realize, like so much, I have been approaching this wrong: I’ve been seeking forgiveness from C, that is selfish. Is it any wonder C is still pissed?
Read More 118: Thoughts on Forgiveness and Clemency