Thursday, March 22, 2018


"Freedom begins between the ears."
~ Edward Abbey ~

We carry things emotionally that we don't need to carry.
We are afraid of what is unlikely to occur.
We fret over other people and what they are doing or not doing,
And we miss available blessings by being lost in thought.
Let's shift this.
We have the power to choose our experience in each moment.
Let's shush our minds, and open our hearts,
And be free in the energy of what's available NOW.

I stop carrying around emotional weight from the past or whatever I may be projecting into the unmanifested future and enjoy the lightness of being totally present in this day.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


"Our distrust is very expensive."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

In spite of our fretful anxiety regarding certain upcoming events, things often have a way of working out far better than we ever could have anticipated.

I trust the big picture that I cannot see. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


"What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly."
~ Mignon McLaughlin ~

Learning to honor ourselves where we are is an important ongoing practice.
Resisting what is keeps us stuck in discomfort.
Letting things and people and situations be is the key to serenity.
And worth embracing as our access to peace.

I allow life to wash around me.

Monday, March 19, 2018


"Kindred spirits are not so scare as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of (us) in the world." 
~ L.M. Montgomery ~

I had the opportunity a few days ago to sit in the Atlanta Airport and watch people walk by. I saw a little boy with a bumble bee backpack and a little girl with a sparkly bunny suitcase. I saw a man with a mohawk, and a lady in a turquoise shirt, black boots, and a cowboy hat. I saw people in sneakers, in Uggs, in Crocks; in shorts, and jeans, and yoga pants, and down coats.
     And each of the individuals I saw has a home, a family, a heart, and probably a fair amount of heartache as well, a dream, a vision, a perspective, and a destination. We are one, as truly and surely as we are many. We have one heart, one life, and one love.

I remember my connectedness with others and see beauty in all the people I meet.

Sunday, March 18, 2018


"Life is change."
~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

When something unexpected comes along- a sickness, an accident, a death- we cannot return to life as we have known it. We are changed by what we've been through, not in our essence perhaps, but most definitely in our perspective. Nothing looks or feels the same, and much as we might want what we had, we are newly opened to all that wasn't conceivable before. We are cracked apart so fresh light can shine in.

I stop trying to have things be the way they were and allow them to be the way they are.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories."
~ George Eliot ~

Things have memories, same as people.
They carry the energy of those who have used them and loved them.
Like the Velveteen Rabbit.
Like heirlooms passed down through generations.
Like my Dad's silver hairbrushes and his letter opener.
Like my husband's cowboy hat.
Like my mother's photo albums,
And my childrens' books.

I cherish the memory captured in household things.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


"Owning less is far more beneficial than organizing more." 
~Joshua Becker ~

Our lives make perfect sense to us- the way we file papers and pay bills, where we keep things, the whole way we organize our "stuff"-  but were we to die suddenly, and someone else had to come in and make sense of it for themselves, how would that likely play out?

I keep my papers and my life in good order.