Tag: peace

fuchsia water lily

The Cure for Loneliness

“The cure for loneliness is solitude.” ― Marianne Moore I’ve found myself lonely for the first time in 30 years, as my youngest child hits the world running and my husband is frequently on business travel. It’s is often just me and the pets at home. So I […]

white water lilies, lily pads

Shaking Up My Meditation Habit

Meditation has been my crutch and my salvation. It has stilled my world of thoughts and distraction so that I could hear my heart. The value of meditation has been extorted by many for years; I’m not going to rehash that. Let’s talk about what it’s like to […]

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Time, Distance, and Shielding

When protecting yourself from radiation, experts recommend that you engage three factors: time, distance, and shielding. To reduce exposure to radiation, you can wait to enter a contaminated area (maybe years), put distance between you and the contamination, and shield yourself. Depending upon the type of radiation, the […]

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Seeking the Mystery

Do you ever wonder if animals believe in God? Do they connect with the divine? Do they see angels? I wonder about this, as I suspect that in some ways they are very connected to the Creator. After all, they practice non-judgment – so hard for humans — […]

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Peace with a Shy Moon

The full moon was so energized last night that I could feel a very subtle buzz when I cleared my mind and was still. I’d missed the other eclipses this year, and wanted to see this one. My protective (thank goodness!) hubby wouldn’t let me go out to […]

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Connecting with the World Outside

I forget that it’s all inside. There are the five elements – earth, fire, water, air, and ether. The first four are well-recognized ancient building blocks of everything. The fifth one is occasionally forgotten. Sometimes, I long for something that is REAL. After all, I work in an […]

Allerton park, Kauai, Hawaii, white water lily

Looking for … a State of Grace

I call upon the Mover of the Universe today, asking for just a little help. I find a need for fortitude — a boost to make it through this tiring dog-eat-dog world. I’m rough around the edges and that isn’t likely to change. I’m clumsy, awkward, and enjoy […]

charred tree trunks, burned trees

Living with Regret

Do you have regrets? Are they small or large? About what you’ve done or what you failed to do? It’s a part of life, but how do live with them? How do you make peace with things you can’t change, but wish had been different? I’m witnessing a […]