An Active Rest

Under the winter sun and beneath the cold, hardened ground, spring is already hard at work, getting ready to go, ready to grow. It is our responsibility to stay present to the lessons and possibilities of the current season while also preparing for the one that is to come. “Winter” has two more months toContinue reading “An Active Rest”

A Different Kind of Darkness

These early days of December are beautifully dark and brief. I am up before dawn most mornings and enjoy the privilege of watching the sunrise from the warm comfort of the living room. It is in this quiet place, as a witness to the new day, that I find myself most at ease with theContinue reading “A Different Kind of Darkness”

Ordinary Time

I’ve always found these late January days to be tough on my energy and motivation. The holidays are a faint echo and the exuberance of the new year has given way to the disjointedness of human plans put in motion amidst a natural world that paces itself to a slower, hidden metronome. I feel myselfContinue reading “Ordinary Time”

Movement is Life

Every time I see the movie, World War Z, I am struck by the scene in which Brad Pitt’s character implores a small family to join his own in escaping the zombies. “Movement is life,” he says, pleading with them to go. He leads his own family away and they survive. The other family stays and dies. Continue reading “Movement is Life”

Right now, under your feet

Under the winter sun, beneath the cold, hardened ground, spring is already hard at work, getting ready, ready, ready to grow. It is our responsibility to stay present to the lessons and possibilities of the current season while also preparing for the one that is to come. “Winter” officially began just one week ago andContinue reading “Right now, under your feet”

Worth the Wait

If you want to ice skate on a frozen pond it’s best not to attempt it after the first frost. A reliable surface, one you can trust to sustain your weight and the carving of your skates, needs time and consistently low temperatures to get to a solid state. The same is true for newContinue reading “Worth the Wait”