ADD Meditation

I wrote this observation and subsequent intention many years ago. “I speak without thinking and say things that require backing down or apologizing.  I move without planning – getting myself committed to things I don’t want to do and bruising myself on whatever door I left open (dishwasher?) in order to dash to my next […]

A Moment of the (Extra) Day

Wow…an entire day to do with what I choose…bwahahahah!   Seems I forgot to leave February 29th out of the scheduling.  It had, by early this morning, become just another day. But my day starts differently nowadays.  I have re-instituted an old pattern that was life-changing in the beginning and has not lost its power. Many […]

The Sea and I

As I walk along the beach day after day, I recognize that the ocean is much like my life. It is a mysterious expanse that lies around me, behind me, ahead of me.  The designs it creates are unreadable.  It gives no clue to what is coming next. It calms me with its rhythmic cadence […]

Let it Be

The stillness that I’m seeking does not have to do with meditation twice a day (although that’s a goal).  I’m looking for the facility to wait, to listen and to follow my own road map. My problem is that I’m a fixer.  A doer.  An I’m-only-happy-when-there’s-forward-motion kind of gal.  Sometimes I just can’t sit still.  […]

Disappointment by Any Other Name

I resist the concept of disappointment.   It brings back all of those black clouds of being “talked to” as a child and doesn’t feel at all zen-like. I especially dislike the concept of being disappointed in a person.  It feels controlling and somehow usurps that person’s identity.  What right do I have to be so […]

My Day is Here

I use Annie Dillard’s quote often: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”   My birthday was a reminder that the days are slipping into years. Even as I bemoaned not living congruently with my life’s priority list…I knew instantly and with conviction that change was my prerogative.  So I […]

Meditation as a Way of Life

Many of  my days here are like a retreat. I wake in the morning to the roosters crowing.  As I lie in the dark cave of my mosquito netting, I go through my mental family album.  I lovingly wrap each one of you in my thoughts, prayers and thanksgiving for the day.  I don’t know […]

You Are With Me.

Last week as I was rowing on the lake I thought of you.  Do you know that intense yearning to share wonderful experiences with the ones you love? It is hard to describe the beauty of the lake as I skim over the smooth water and get in the rhythm of the row.  The hills, […]