Breathe into Optimism

This is a perfect fall day. Looking out onto the plaza below I stop, exhale, breathe, and am thankful for the sunshine and beauty about. Everything looks so peaceful, both inside and out. I hear the clang of the light-rail train as it leaves the station. I allow my breath to return again. Just the…

To Process the Truth Which Is America

  Wednesday – The water trickles down the rocks into a still pool. The garden is cool after a long trek up the hill. I find the first of my favorite places to stop, exhale, breathe, listen and think. When I saw lines of people waiting to enter the garden I feared the beautiful contemplative quiet…

Beauty in the Pause-Breath is the Answer

WOW! I have not written a new blog in almost two months, my longest break yet. Believe me, I have been writing and working on my big project, but still I have been a bit mired in the ugliness of American and World politics and news. No surprise! Still, if I pay attention, there are…

Breathe into Joy

Two delightful events happened this week: I have stopped often to think about them. Each time, I smile and realize that small things can give great joy. We all need that! Sunday was Mother’s Day and I was given one of the best gifts I have ever received. It is the pillow pictured here. I hope you are…

Confession Time!

Confession time! I have been in near panic mode recently! Not good! Though I wrote this a bit ago, I thought this piece was worth posting; such are the times we are in. Though there are some obvious reasons for feeling this way, I am ever so impatient with myself. To be honest, the state of…

It is Here and NOW

Today I came across a fortune. No, I did not suddenly find a bag of money. In fact, I only found one tiny piece of paper. Usually when I eat a fortune cookie, the fortune within is irrelevant or trivial advice and is quickly forgotten, but not this time. This fortune/message was so profound I tucked…