Wellness is born inside a context of well being. Well being is a choice we can make, regardless of our circumstances.
Covid-19 and Uncertainties while RV’ing
The grandest part of our RV expedition was to include enjoying and exploring Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. This is not to diminish our excitement at visiting dear friends in other areas on the eastern seaboard and in Texas, but visiting with friends has its own specialness, something that’s different from exploring the great outdoors. And so we relished every minute of our time with friends, and then took a deep breath and exhaled everything into the wide open spaces of the west as we finally arrived in west Texas. From Texas we made our way into New Mexico to enjoy the wonderment of White Sands State Park, and then…
Florida to S. Carolina to N. Carolina
Our last day and night in Florida was full again. Visiting old friends, meeting new friends, watching a rocket launch (!) and then the evening collapse into bed. Our good intentions of getting on the road by 9:30 am went straight out the window as our very chatty RV neighbor shared all sorts of tips and hints about RV living. And then as I was about to pull forward out of our parking spot, she ran over to share just one last tidbit of information. It was much less stressful driving this time. Everything was a bit more familiar and and we were keen to get ourselves up to our…
Oh dark and moody clouds,Hanging heavy in a burdened sky,Winds darting across the sand,Pushing hair across my face. What splendor in the dark and lightof these floating wonders,How they turn my face skywardas my awe is stirred from sleep. The blanket of clouds is whipped awayOh my! What a clear blue!And over my shoulder I see rain fallon the horizon. A cyclist on his broad-tired bike, A small pack of excited dogs,Gulls soaring and playing in the updrafts,and people…faces alive with wonder.
Avoiding the feeling of helplessness
We have not tired of witnessing this phenomenon yet; the tidal pool filling up and emptying out every day. The winding river down the side of our yard is part of this wonder. At low tide it is empty except for the small stream of fresh water that flows down into the pool, and then at high tide it floods its banks as the ocean pushes inland and up the river bed. It is a morning routine to wander down to the pool for Thandi to get her morning walk. Sometimes we are there at sunrise, and the hush of the morning that is filled with bird songs is always a treat…not so…
On suffering and forgiveness
Today I read a quote by one of my favorite non-dualistic teachers, Rupert Spira: “Have the courage and the clarity to see that God neither cares nor even knows about suffering. Suffering is resistance, and God – eternal, infinite Awareness – like empty space, knows no resistance, and therefore cannot know suffering.” It really made me stop for a moment to contemplate suffering, and it immediately took me back to the moment in time that I saw that God does not know forgiveness. Before you jump to the conclusion that I think God/Universal Energy/The Is-ness is something of harshness and cruelty, let me share my experience around forgiveness. It occurred in a dream. I…
So much to say about so little
After years of reading many books by wonderful teachers and authors (Chopra, Tolle, Dyer, Gangaji, Hawkins, Katie, Rumi…to name a few), participating in personal development programs, meditating, chanting, personal introspection, listening to talks and seminars, trying all sorts of different healing modalities, I have come to realize something….so much is said about so little. What is it we seek so desperately and with such demand that it is met by a continuous and growing body of information in such a wide variety of forms? What comes to mind is inner-peace, love, well-being….personal fulfillment, a state of bliss. And yet it’s not what we learn that grants us inner peace, it’s…