What we reflected on the week ending Oct 29

To be in acceptance is to have a relationship with what you are impatient about – what you usually run away from.  Acceptance goes beyond mere tolerance. (adapted from Gurdjieff – Talks on Transformation)  The amount of happiness that you have depends upon the amount of freedom that you have in your heart. Thich NahtContinue reading “What we reflected on the week ending Oct 29”

What we reflected weeks ending October 22

#openness #growth “Love is a form of death. And you have to learn how to die in order to learn how to love,” Dr. Cornel West To learn and not to do, is really not to learn.  To know and not to do, is really not to know. Stephen Covey Too often we underestimate theContinue reading “What we reflected weeks ending October 22”

What we reflected on Weeks ending September 19

#mystery #openness You alone can become yourself, but you cannot become yourself alone If you ever feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t have it figured out, listen close. Life is not tidy. Growth is not linear. We are ALL wanderers.  We are all still learning. Erica Layne We dredge up soil from theContinue reading “What we reflected on Weeks ending September 19”

What we reflected on in the weeks ending September 2nd

#failure Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt that I had a beehive here in my heart and the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.  Anthony Machard – Heart of my Failures #suffering Is there suffering upon this new earth? On our earth we can only loveContinue reading “What we reflected on in the weeks ending September 2nd”

What we reflected upon in the week ending August 21st

#friendship Perhaps intimacy is the ability to be fragile and vulnerable.  You can love someone very, very much and still not be able to be intimate with them.  Judy T According to the teaching of the Buddha, in true love there is no place for pride. Thich Nhat Hanh In the end, only three thingsContinue reading “What we reflected upon in the week ending August 21st”

What we reflected on the week ending August 12, 2022

#Light Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while or the light won’t get in.   Isaac Asimov But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!  Matthew 6:23-24. Continue reading “What we reflected on the week ending August 12, 2022”

What we reflected on in the weeks ending July 21st

#love Give a piece of your HEART, not a piece of your mind. LOVE is the picking up of something that has dropped, and the giving of space for someone to discover for themselves what it means to be human, and the forgiving of mistakes when we realize that they are.  Mark Nepo. #beingwith ALLContinue reading “What we reflected on in the weeks ending July 21st”

What we meditated on the week ending July 2nd

There are things you can’t back down on, things you gotta take a stand on. But it’s up to you to decide what them things are. (Mildred D. Taylor – Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry) Worry is rust upon the blade.  We are simply not as sharp when we worry. (Henry Ward Beecher) IContinue reading “What we meditated on the week ending July 2nd”

What we reflected on June 1 – 10, 2022

Our reflections recently have touched on the wisdom of simply BEING WITH – ourselves, our struggles and one another.   Enjoy. TRAGEDIES happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you can do to stop time’s unfolding. You don’t ever let go of the thread. William Stafford – The Way ItContinue reading “What we reflected on June 1 – 10, 2022”

The Science of Spirituality … Who Knew?

A lovely woman in the morning meditation group drew to my attention yesterday to the work of Dr Lisa Miller, who wrote The Awakened Brain.  A little digging took me to the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia University, where they study the science of spirituality.  The science of spirituality… how refreshing!  When I wasContinue reading “The Science of Spirituality … Who Knew?”