For Better or for Worse

Collage of lilies of the valley on paper, biblical text with weddng rings, skeleton head with wedding rings

Until Death do Part Let's face it, the coronavirus stopped everything in its tracks. Closing businesses, schools, communities and entire countries shattered the world into millions of individualized personal universes. But, viewing this tragic pandemic through the paradoxical Tao, I see our rapidly moving globe suddenly falling apart to slow us down and turn our …

The Cherokee Knew

Hand holding a crystal globe with upside down view of the world

A fellow blogger's post reminded me of a pondering earlier this week. While I am a spiritual person, I haven't joined an organized religion for decades. Listening to others, some are dogmatically committed to one and only one belief system --- declaring their way is right and the only way. It may be right for …

And if You Think You Still Can’t Meditate…

Cup of black coffee alongside notebook depicting hand drum, with tube of paint, a pen, some cloth, threat and needles

Long ago I relinquished worrying that I "wasn't meditating right." A natural nonconformist, my meditation approach expanded from the traditional lotus pose (ouch) to alternatives that work for me --- like fixating on the moment, hand drumming, movement meditation, even my morning Qigong practice where I more easily stay focused on the swirls of circular …