everything is here for us in the quiet, stillness the light shines spreading like molasses over everything sugar and sweetness, everywhere inhale, receiving in the uncertainty, chaos the dark invites holding like a mother’s womb, nourishing spice and soul, deep down exhale, giving all we need is here inhale, exhale light, dark dancing as one.
what we pay attention to matters. i’ve been married to a school teacher and administrator for twenty-three years. over the years, i’ve witnessed him work wholeheartedly to create the conditions that foster healthy learning environments. honestly, it’s been brutal watching him continue to work for the impossible, even in a highly resourced school. and now,Continue reading “compass”
there’s a hindu legend that tells of the story that divinity was hidden deep within the center of human beings so to prevent humans from abusing it. our human behavior called for such an intervention. Brahma, the chief god, rightly believed that divinity would be safe there, hidden away deep within our being, where humansContinue reading “what if?”
i’ve been thinking a lot about addiction. i’ve been wondering how we are doing, given the current circumstances. addictions form as a way to numb out. to turn away from feelings that are so painful, it feels impossible to face them. they feel inescapable. we mostly think of addictions as object-identified: food, sex, alcohol, drugs,Continue reading “addiction”
these days are full uncertainty. full of witnessing those who are disadvantaged being disadvantaged. full of sacrificing the many for the fewer of us. full of enjoying privilege at the cost of those marginalized. full of interconnectedness, globally. in many ways, nothing has changed. and so much has. we can’t reach out and touch thoseContinue reading “wtf”
this pandemic is a big ole mirror, reflecting back to us the truth of who we are–the good, the bad, the ugly. one of the reflections is of our broken, inequitable systems that favor some while harming others. there is disproportionate harm being done based on these systems that we’ve created, upheld, and participated in.Continue reading “dis-ease”
inspired by reading wendell berry’s “the hidden wound”, again. this book, written by berry in 1970 is so rich and still so resonant. this weekend, in a community of practice committed to racial healing and spiritual liberation, we shared reflections on our awakenings to our collective “hidden wounds”. while we were specifically looking at theContinue reading “hidden wounds”
you welcomed us home. reminding us of who we are in this immense + brilliant universe woven together with threads of beauty and terror and bound by the magnitude of life life spilling out of the panderosa’s aging bark kissing the flirty spangler’s wings coarsing through the virgin river and in the loons’ joyful jauntContinue reading “Zion”
nothing means what you think it means. a truth that keeps me laughing/crying. we hold only threads of complex, layered stories and to know we can never know is freeing.
i’m reading victor frankl’s man’s search for meaning alongside howard thurman, alongside richard rohr, alongside ram dass, alongside gloría anzaldúa (cause, always). yeah, there’s quite a conversation going on inside my heart-mind! and as it always is, i’m spiraling around a question. the relationship between freedom and form. a while ago i wrote about aContinue reading “freedom”