an unknown life

sometimes we think that it will be this future point in time,that deserves all of our undivided attention.and try as we might, to consider all of the possibilities of what might happen then,we mostly cannot dream up the fixings of that moment.anticipating the convergence of energy, of something that feels like it might karmically determine... Continue Reading →

the art of transition

i hunger for depth.i am one to find containers that allow me to come completely undone, to travel outside of the ordinary.sacred ceremony, a session with my therapist, a conversation with chosen kin, a retreat...all offering the potential to be wildly transformational.and yet, in the transition from the depths to the surface, i often drown.there... Continue Reading →

about love.

for those looking for love, it can feel like we are waiting to start our lives. a zen teacher once said, "enlightenment is the constant state of orgasm." what does it mean? what are we searching for? it is our nature, as herd animals, to seek for belonging and connection. this is innate, not something... Continue Reading →

endless bond

As my grandmother continues to transition from form to not,I feel inducted into the perspective of interconnection.Somehow, as I write and remember her,So many beautiful faces surface in mind of living human family.My mother said when her mother died that she became an orphan.But can one ever truly be motherless?We have all traveled here by... Continue Reading →

What I Wish I’d Said

Today, my 93 year old grandpa is having heart surgery. All of us, including him, are maintaining a positive outlook, one that is hopeful and confident, leaning on the medical staff's expertise that this is, in fact, the right move. And though we are all keeping our eyes on a positive future, we can't deny... Continue Reading →

Waking Up…Part III

What does YES feel like in your body? How do you know when you're experiencing joy? As, I wrote in Part II, we are being given cues all along about how to move towards joy on our paths. We are being guided through the wildness into clarity through a love language we're often unaware of.... Continue Reading →

Seeking pleasure is a main ingredient of the human condition. We long for the good feels and when we find them, we do all that we can to keep them going, at whatever the cost. Think of the relationship you stayed in far past its expiration date. The memories of belonging and togetherness and love... Continue Reading →

Begin Again at the Beginning

This morning, I was on Facebook, and noticed myself perusing a couple of my friends' pages, looking at what they've been up to. Now I've come to realize that there are a few, specific friends who I compare myself to. As if everything they do points to everything it is that I'm not doing. And... Continue Reading →

Pointing Fingers

In moments of deep frustration, When my mind and body get agitated and impatient, I notice the thoughts that arise, The thoughts that will lead to my demise. She isn't doing her job right. It's her fault. Says one voice. They didn't design this tool right. It's their fault. Says another. When is this going... Continue Reading →

Living in Prayer

I pray and pray for my awakened heart to be liberated on behalf of all beings. And then, each moment, it is in movement, in action, that this prayer comes to life. See, a prayer is like a sweet whisper into the ear of the divine. A prayer is us telling our secret, our deepest... Continue Reading →

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