That which is between

It is there. All of it. What I think and feel. What I need to say. What I need to free. Sometimes I imagine that I clutch at it with my hands, but it is as if they are covered by many layers of thick rubber which are covered by many layers of heavy woolen fabric. I am able to feel nothing except the broadest strokes of this thing. I can gauge its general breadth and weight, but I cannot sense all its tactile nuances. I know it to be large and heavy, but I cannot tell you of its […] Read more...

Staying Close to the Simple Things

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A  few days ago our yoga teacher repeatedly reminded us to stay close to the simple things in our practice. These things – breath, awareness, focus –  he said, were the foundation which would enable us to push through when the work we were doing  became challenging. Today was a day full of simple things. It was my Mother’s Birthday. I had to drive 2 and half hours to a meeting today and even then I was able to stay close to the simple things.  Waking up at 4am to the stillness of early morning, when all is so quite […] Read more...

#reverb10 Day 11: Things

December 11 – 11 Things What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (Author: Sam Davidson) There are many things to leave behind. The things I’ve been carrying around for years.  Some of the things are of my own making and choosing. Others were thrust upon me, and I foolishly believed that because someone had given them to me, I couldn’t put them down. I have been a collector of these things. Cleaning up around me as I went and […] Read more...

#reverb10 Day 2: Writing

December 2 Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? (Author: Leo Babauta) Not writing. Avoiding  myself.   And yes, I do this each and every day. Writing is scary. It is a conversation with myself, and perhaps I am afraid of what will come out if I write consistently. I am afraid of the known and the unknown. Of the untapped depths of my own mind and soul. I am afraid of all the emotions, traumas, hopes, dreams, failures, and desires which litter the house of my psyche. Of […] Read more...

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