My dear friend has decided she has borne enough pain in this life. For the three years that I have known her, she has only been able to assimilate nutrients first through a feed tube inserted into her intestine and now through a tube inserted into her vein. I don’t know the total length of time this has been going on or the agony that led up to these drastic measures. But she has had enough and plans to receive no more nutrition intravenously starting tomorrow. My friend is 34. Words…Continue
Posted on June 30, 2015 at 11:01am — 2 Comments
This morning I settled into my morning routine after the two and one half day Appamada full-time intensive. At the end of my usual three-page journal entry I found myself writing, “So, now, what do I do/talk about? The myriad of little activities I face this week? My calm, easy feeling right now? The clear grayish-blue sky with the lighter tinge at the horizon promising the day? The deafening silence of the moment, an extraordinary occurrence? The drip of the condensation off the…Continue
Posted on September 24, 2012 at 9:59am
I watched the pre-dawn sky
an illuminated white
punctuated by dark gray clouds
rising from below
and passing by from above.
creating the unknown,
That is what I am
and ever will be
and ever have been—
as much as there is
an “I” to me.
Posted on January 31, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments
I went by Sally Weber's to take her husband Craig Newswanger some custard. Sally was rushing around preparing for the East Austin Studio Tour http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com this weekend and next. Check the site for maps and events. Sally's and Craig's site is #66.
Posted on November 9, 2011 at 3:12pm
In Inquiry yesterday Flint talked about meditation and what it is really all about. I still don’t feel clear on it. How can this be this hard?! It is not about attainment, getting good at clearing the mind or reaching exalted states. I think it is more about getting to know how your mind works within you—your foibles, tender spots, strengths, weaknesses, tendencies. Practicing meditation is so I direct my mind instead of my mind directing me.
After journaling on…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2011 at 8:10am