Ancient Paths, New Journeys

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Healing, prayers, Spirituality | 5 comments

“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls…” ~~Jeremiah 6:16 Hello all  A friend and I just returned from Santa Fe, where we did some hiking, some writing and a lot of playing.  We are working on a book about Spirituality and Grief, and I cannot think of a better place to ponder such things than the desert. I snapped this picture near Skull Bridge, at the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)  near Abiquiu, New Mexico.  The Trail head is just over that bridge and heads south into the Rio...

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Dealing with Difficult Relatives

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Your friends, family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing. -Jim Rohn Hello all and Happy Late Thanksgiving!  Or maybe it’s Early-Merry-Happy-Whatever-You-Celebrate-This-Time-of-Year, I’m not sure.  I do know I’m not wishing anyone a Happy Black Friday 🙂  Whatever this time of year means for you and your family, I do know that what most of us want is Happy-Merry and what a lot of us feel is pressure or disappointment.  Contrary to what the Hallmark store...

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What Love Is

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Spirituality | 1 comment

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres….And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. ~~1 Corinthians 13   Today’s post is a direct cut and paste from What Love Is, by Ayya Khema, a Dharma Teacher.  Born in Berlin of Jewish parents in 1923, Ayya Khema escaped...

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Showers of Mercy (rerun)

Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Surely Goodness and Mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of God forever… ~~Psalm 23 Hello all 🙂  I’m going to be off the grid the next several days, but I wanted to do another 2010 post before I leave.  It seems like a good time for a few “best of” posts, so here ya go…  It is interesting to me that I originally posted this one in July, but I won’t have to change a single word for it to be applicable again today.  A lot of folks are having a rough time right now, it’s been a deep year for a lot of people.  I...

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Getting There

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in Emotions, Loss and Letting Go, ponderings, prayers | 0 comments

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson Hello all 🙂 I was talking with some folks over the weekend about the paths we walk…how we think the path we are on will lead to a certain place, but part of the journey is accepting when it wanders into other areas.  Staying on the path and getting there aren’t necessarily the same thing, but probably all part of the same path.  It reminded me of the wonderful poem by David Wagoner, so I thought I’d post it.  We’ve all earned this ” worn-down, hard,...

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