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 is the one reflection I never wanted to write. How does one review 14 years of a life with such an incredible being? And yet… I have wanted a dog for a long time, and made sure all my friends knew it. On a fairly regular basis. I also had plenty of reasons (or … An Ode to a Fluffy Guru
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
Canadian Thanksgiving was yesterday, with a grey and rainy day in Vancouver. The trees started decorating themselves with multitude of colours, and leaves are beginning their descent, forming carpets in a variety of patterns on the ground. Fall. The season of harvesting, of gathering the fruit of our labour, and of being grateful for what … Gratitude
As far back as I remember, I have never really had mentors or role models. Not until the past few years, where I have met a few amazing people and have nominated them – without their knowing, I think – to become my mentors. Whether personally or professionally – as if these areas are unrelated … What Can I Learn from You?
I am just finishing a period of a few full and rich weeks, with plenty of adventures and diversity to go along. My loyal four-legged fluffy companion Tobi and I left Vancouver about 3 weeks ago, and spent 2 days in Portland catching up with friends and students of BGI (while grading assignments of an … Life is (or “as”) an Offer
Today’s Reflection is about the pattern that connects it all. A yearly retreat of my spiritual practice community, Training in Power, 8 days long, just finished yesterday. I have been going for several years now, and each one has been a transformational experience, yet each occurred differently. After all these years, I think I am … The Pattern that Connects
Today’s Reflection is about a lifelong period of 8 years of a life with a precious companion. September 10 was the day of Tobi’s birthday. He turned 8. Strange how the “official” organizations in North America now categorize dogs of this age as “seniors;” I guess this is what happens to dogs with all the … 8 Years. A Lifetime.