A Moment in Time…

It's snowing now. Trees sway in bellowing winds. Hazardous forecasts have appeared for days, maybe even a week, I'm not sure. I try to tune most of it out. Heck, I just returned from a reprieve in 80 degree Jamaica. The northeast grey and cold I so easily left behind hasn't yet set in. It's …

Nature Teacher: Change

Look at the movement of the clouds and understand life is change. Don't waste your time lamenting things are not as they were and will never remain so. That is not the truth of reality. Forever cannot be. Look at the clouds long stratus puffy cumulus and feel their struggle and joy. Clear skies, when …

A Non-Religious but Spiritual Palm Sunday

The calendar indicates today is "Palm Sunday."  Being a religious holiday, I often wondered in my youth why it wasn't called "Psalm Sunday" but as a gardener I'm just as happy to see green palms after a long, grey winter. And while it's (sadly) becoming increasingly unpopular and even dangerous to identify with any religious …

Present

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry --- all forms of fear --- are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." --- Eckhart Tolle   The greatest gift from anyone is to be present.  …

Skin Sensation Meditation

In the same vein as my last post, I've begun trying different types of meditation and I've had a delightful experience I'd like to share with you: Remember that just one minute of meditation can do you good?  Well, during my morning shower, I keyed in to how the natural boar bristles of the body …

One Gift to Return

Have you noticed how many smiles you see?  Or don't, in this overly busy time of year when buzzing around making returns, shopping, doing errands, or whatever tasks need to be done.   I counted only one smile today.  And it was a wide one as another customer and I passed each other at the …