Sitting with Buddha

Sitting with myself post a weekend retreat at a Dharma Centre set deep in the splendid wild. Among the teachings was Compassion. Compassion is an action. Loving kindness is a feeling. We develop compassion with skill and means. How could I ever imagine being compassionate with anyone before I learned the skill and found the…

Twilight in the frog pond

Mysteries dwell in the pond deep and murky Unknown πŸƒ Sundown paints the scene in lengthening shadows Darkness πŸƒ Seamlessly noise ceases gloom begets the quiet Wonder πŸƒ Trust where the light has gone twilight in the frog pond Surrender. πŸƒ Acrylic creation @mymedicineislove. To gain the higher perspective, we must go deep into the…

What is real?

I ask myself this morning, what is real? I pause I slow I breathe . . . quietly . . and begin to notice my immediate surroundings . . . I tune in to the senses of my body to be fully human is to live and experience life with and through the body. senses…

Forest Rhapsody

Every leaf on the entire mountain is aflutter with God.  Late this afternoon, I ventured out on a walk to meet God. A favourite trail beckoned me in the easy breeze of the late September afternoon. It had been rainy and cool the past few days, abating today, leaving a cozy dampness in the scented…

The Mind Game

It’s no secret that I love you. I don’t have to like you to love you. Love is acceptance. To love you is to accept you just the way you are without trying to change you. To love myself is to accept myself just the way I am. NOW. I struggle some days, often during…