"Perhaps there is no solid obstacle except our own need to protect ourselves from being touched. Maybe the only enemy is that we don't like the way reality is now and therefore wish it would go away fast....if we run a hundred miles an hour to the other end of the continent in order to... Continue Reading →
Running, like a butterfly
I know that may be hard to envision. Butterflies frequently fly in short bursts, which is how I would describe myself as a runner. During the months after my divorce, I literally ran out of the house -- running, as "a sport," for the first time. My mind was everywhere and I needed more than... Continue Reading →
Not what we thought
"The trick is to keep exploring and not bail out, even when we find out that something is not what we thought. That's what we're going to discover again and again and again. Nothing is what we thought."- Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart Read that on the beach today. The sun kept disappearing behind... Continue Reading →
The realest, deepest blog post. (aka blog#1)
This is it. Here I am, blogging for realz. Two months ago I spent a week in the psych unit. I know *how* to quiet the mind, but even after years of meditation practice, it feels like I won't ever stop mine from replaying and repeating the days leading up to that week. My focus... Continue Reading →
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