Tag: meditation

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Day 305/365 The Sound of Silence

“Now, listen to the silence you have created.” This what the yoga instructor said yesterday, as a group of sixty sweaty yogis attempted to land in a resting posture without fidgeting. I know, I know…Simon and Garfunkel said the same thing some forty years ago, but their Sound of Silence wasn’t a happy nor a comforting sound. Philip was talking about quite the opposite … Read More Day 305/365 The Sound of Silence

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Day 196/365 On Distress & Chocolate

At the very least, someone was going to serve me some gourmet hot chocolate. This was how I convinced myself to try a “Sacred Cacao Ceremony” this afternoon. No, not Cocoa, Cacao* (pronounced ca-cow), which to anyone who has never heard of it sounds as though I am either very pretentious or an idiot who doesn’t know how to say “cocoa” properly. I had heard … Read More Day 196/365 On Distress & Chocolate

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Day 123/365 That Moment You Choose

I woke up this morning with an abundance of gratitude. As I rose from my bed and placed my bare feet onto the soft sheep skin rug… As I stepped out onto the porch and saw the sun shimmering on the water… As I gazed at my beautiful girls, hair tousled and sleepy-eyed… As I cupped my hands around a warm, fragrant cup of … Read More Day 123/365 That Moment You Choose

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Day 73/365 Be the Lighthouse

Lately my moods have been a bit…unpredictable. Sometimes I feel fine, but all it takes is that one tender remark or question to set off the floodgates. It’s embarrassing. A couple of weeks ago I was interviewing a job candidate and she asked me, “What is it like to work for you?” In all honesty I’d normally say working for me is a good gig – … Read More Day 73/365 Be the Lighthouse

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Day 71/365 Gifts From The Heart

“That’s not why I came,” he said, cradling my face tenderly in his warm hands. I felt them there on my cheeks so viscerally, despite the fact that at that very moment I was sitting entirely alone on the rocky Maine shore. When I first moved out of the home my husband and I had created together, I felt a sense of relief. We … Read More Day 71/365 Gifts From The Heart

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Day 39/365 Watch Your Head

“She is a good student…when she’s here with us,” my third grade teacher informed my parents. They looked at each other quite bewildered, knowing I’d been getting on the school bus every day.  Where exactly does a truant eight year old go?  She went on to say, “Her head is in the clouds most days, I’m afraid. I have trouble bringing her back from … Read More Day 39/365 Watch Your Head