There is a flow to wake-up calls. A pattern that has a way of repeating itself, that – overtime – has become a familiar way of delivering its wisdom exactly at the timing I apparently needed. These wake-up calls don’t ask me whether I am ready, nor do they check my calendar to make sure … From Accepting to Embracing.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?! Without stories, disclaimers, or ways of easing into a deeper conversation. Off the deep end, if you will. Who are you? If you were to ask people, “Who are you?” the number and variety of possible answers would quite likely be staggering, though some common themes might emerge as … A Timeless Question
There has been a lot happening as of recent, both for me personally and, obviously, in the world. As I have been witnessing it all, one common theme for a reflection has not yet revealed itself (or, perhaps, too many are percolating in my mind and heart). So I am taking a quilt approach, of … A Quilt of Random Thoughts
Is the Universe Friendly? I have been working on this Reflection for a few weeks. Then for a couple of months. Somehow, a few more months went by. It appears that the Universe was insistent on providing me with LOTS of material to work with while exploring this theme, and I actually have no idea … Is the Universe Friendly?
The only real question is not one of winning or losing, but of experiencing life with an ever-increasing depth. – David Whyte As the Right Livelihood Quest website has been updated to a new look, there is still a section that needs a review. My beloved challenged me to it. She is good like that, … What Do I Know?
I might have just coined a new expression. At least, it is new to me. While I have been living with the actual experience since August of 2017, the words to articulate it are emerging only now. This is when Tobi transitioned, and this is what I am reflecting on now. The expression is Loving … Loving Sadness
This was a very different Friday. I didn’t really do any work. Meditated in the morning. Talked to an ex-student and confirmed her participation in the upcoming Right Livelihood Quest (OK, it can be considered a bit of work, if one insists on being a stickler for specifics). Joined Alison (my beloved) and a friend … Riding the EAC
I have this periodical and persistent drive to accomplish things. Sometimes, I also need to. Tasks to do. Projects to complete. Get “organized.” It all comes down to adding some structure, discipline, and routines to my otherwise fluid, flexible, and often unpredictable life. Get productive, because projects are happening and I am feeling behind. Or, … Freedom and Discipline
It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon. Sunny, yet fresh, with all the beauty of a Fall that is beginning to announce its upcoming arrival to Vancouver. People are walking, and many are cycling (we live on a bicycle route), and the world outside beckons to go out and play. It is tempting, especially since I … Learning to be Guided
“Don’t give them too much to do on the weekend,” said the head counselor to the woman who is running a very unique healing centre, talking about the clients of the place. I remember going to a vipassana meditation retreat, many years ago. The instructions were very clear, to not bring any electronics of any … Facing Ourselves