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…

Sitting with Venus

Being compassionate Listening with no judgement Allows my heart to connect and communicate with you the truth The truth is we all suffer and desire to be heard and recognized When I breathe into the truth of suffering as a human The truth is love. In this moment of silencing my mind I hear you…

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…