Tag Archives: Compassion

A Letter to Myself

Last year, on January 1st, this question came to me, “Sad girl, why do you stop me from doing things?” This year, came a letter to myself: Let this person be who she needs to be If she was not … Continue reading

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One with the mud

Last week, in the woods of the Plum Village Meditation Practice Center in France,  a 45-year-old western monastic took his life. He left behind no note, and no indication to those near to him that he was in distress during … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the year

The ending of the year closely coincides with the winter solstice, longer nights and daytime shadows, a time to cozy up and touch into those deeper places within. I don’t know about you, but I have a ritual of journaling … Continue reading

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Wake Up – There IS Something Going On

This morning I woke up with that vague, jittery, anxious feeling. It was a sense of something ominous, and I felt it in my body as well as my mind. It was early morning, but still dark outside, and I … Continue reading

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Healing at Work – From Negative to Positive

As I wrote yesterday, we can heal the wounds inside us by watering the positive seeds in us and not feeding the negative seeds. I wrote about my own seeds of hesitation, avoidance and neglecting. There are antidotes to these … Continue reading

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Courage

What is the true source of courage? Aspirations of non-harming can only create compassion for as far as the eye can see. Looking deeply I see There is no other way through this field of land mines. Each careful step … Continue reading

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