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Elegantly Crushed: A Pandemic Love Story

Elegantly Crushed: A Pandemic Love Story

Full disclosure: I share this tender, intimate story that is really my son Ezra’s story, with his generous permission and blessing. At first he wasn’t so sure he wanted it to be shared, given the vulnerable nature of its content. But when I explained how lacking I was...

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Musings on True Silence and White Silence

Musings on True Silence and White Silence

I can feel something wishing to be written from my heart to the world, but I don’t yet know what it is. Even to write this sentence requires some mysterious leap of faith. I have felt so quieted by these times, so continuously floored and stilled at the heart of the...

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Leaning Towards Zero

Leaning Towards Zero

  This time of quarantine has provided a powerful space for inner reckoning. I don’t know about you, but for me this has been a deeply stilling, provocative and annihilating time. Most moments, I find myself surprisingly speechless. Less words, more presence,...

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Radical Mercy

Radical Mercy

This last week has been downright grueling in moments, here in my privileged life, in my beautiful, safe home, with more than enough food in the fridge, in gorgeous springtime, quarantined with these beloved children I brought into the world. I know there are so many...

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Musings from the Chrysalis

Musings from the Chrysalis

My friends, I’m so sensitive, as I imagine you are, to this profound time of collective stopping. What a remarkable pausing in multi-layered uncertainty. How is it for you, I wonder? It’s been a confrontational time for me, personally. An edgy and earthy time. I feel...

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Dialogues from Quarantine~ “Carried On The Wind”

Dialogues from Quarantine~ “Carried On The Wind”

Last evening at dusk, my son Ezra and I took our dog Freya for a walk through our neighborhood. It’s early Spring now, week 4 of Shelter-in-Place, and everywhere we look trees are blossoming. I was walking with Freya on-leash, while Ezra rode his bike slowly...

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Embracing the Unwelcome Guest of Uncertainty

Embracing the Unwelcome Guest of Uncertainty

If you’re anything like I am, then lately there are moments of simple clarity and presence, alongside other moments of feeling consumed and concerned by this rapidly accelerating, multi-layered mayhem. There are moments of deep breath, and moments of trembling. These...

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Taking Our True Seat

 For a long time I’ve held the phrase “Taking our True Seat” as a celebration of realized sovereignty and inherent inner majesty; a joyous self-claiming. To sit firmly, kindly and elegantly within oneself, allowing all subtle striving and habitual movement outwards to...

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“If our love for life remains conditional, based upon us getting our own way or life looking the way we want it to, we remain defended against the slap of life’s ruthless uncertainty.

The degree to which our hearts are guarded and armored against life’s horrors is the exact degree to which we are also closed to its brilliant love, beauty, and joy.”

 

“If we learn how to consciously meet our suffering, then even our suffering is the precise medicine needed to bring us deeper home to life and to love. ” 

“As we learn to open wider to the depth of grief that is here for us—personally, collectively, and globally—we can allow the honest inclusion of our brokenness to bring us home to what’s unbreakable.  ”