A Declaration of Self Care

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Fear, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace, Spirituality | 1 comment

Hello all!  This is a wonderful post originally from Mara Glatzel.     I love this, I preach this, I believe this and I wanted to pass it along.  Allow yourself to work with yourself today, and be gentle with you.  We are all we have, sweet friends, and we are enough.  You are enough.   There is enough today…enough time, enough money, enough love, enough breath.  So for just a second, relax your shoulders.  Take a deep breath and allow that Calm Voice to whisper encouragement in your ears.   There is only now, so deepen into the moment and allow yourself to Be Here Now.  You are worth...

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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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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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Smile at Fear

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future… ~~~Fulton Oursler Because we are afraid, we develop all kinds of habits which over time lead to addictions.  Human beings are funny like that–We look for strength in the things that weaken us… ~~Pema Chodron,  Dharma Teacher I took this picture over Labor Day weekend while hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in New Mexico.  For those of you with eyes over 40, that is a cow patty with flowers growing out of it. Lovely, isn’t it? 🙂 You have to understand the enormity of the canyon and the...

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Meditation and Attention Span

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Events and Education, Happiness, Healing, Spirituality, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of the spirit… ~~Jeremy Taylor   I took this pic of the flowers with the small Buddha out at MABA, the Mid America Buddhist Association.  It was a day of choosing focus and the flowers in direct focus with Buddha in the back seemed to capture if for me.   MABA is a gorgeous place and one of many places in the St. Louis area to learn more about meditation.  St. Louis offers meditation and prayer opportunities in nearly every faith tradition or practice, as do most cities.  If you are looking for suggestions about places to check...

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