#43 – Compassion

Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Center down. AndContinue reading “#43 – Compassion”

The Delight of Solitude

“Solitude is painful when one is young but delightful when one is more mature” — Albert Einstein For years now I’ve been contemplating why it is that I am increasingly comfortable with and even possessive of my time alone. It’s unknown territory for me, a long way from where I started. Between the ages ofContinue reading “The Delight of Solitude”

Open, Not Apart

Our hearts do not break apart, they break open. It is through this opening that what we need tiptoes in, staying beyond our vision until we are ready to see. This is difficult to explain. It must be lived…felt…to be understood. Consider the way the fallen Redwood opens space in the canopy of the forestContinue reading “Open, Not Apart”

How Many Times Have You Died?

“I don’t know exactly what happened to me after that car accident when my blood pressure dropped precipitously low, and in the end, I realized that it didn’t matter. I didn’t need to solve it or explain it. Maybe I died, maybe I didn’t. I just don’t know. What I do know for sure isContinue reading “How Many Times Have You Died?”