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Turning Towards It

Turning Towards It

It’s amazing how much Silence can take care of, if only we give it the chance. By the end of the day yesterday, I was aware of a low-grade agitation in my system. I could feel it as I walked the dogs in the early spring warm night air. Subtle, this sense of unease....

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In Honor of Equinox, in Praise of Equanimity

In Honor of Equinox, in Praise of Equanimity

Life is dynamic and ever-changing. Our humanness, in all its flux and fury, is part of the holy mess we get to reckon with. And stillness, at the neutral midpoint, is the ever-present refuge from the storm. I like seeing the Equinox as the time of year that celebrates...

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Re-Emergence

Re-Emergence

Dear Ones,   Whew… What a moment, right? I mean perpetually, yes. And in the last couple of years, certainly. But even just recently, it has all seemed increasingly and ridiculously tumultuous.   Tumult tends to send me inward, and so I’m just tenderly stepping back...

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Making Medicine of Contempt; Teachings in Self-Forgiveness

Making Medicine of Contempt; Teachings in Self-Forgiveness

In the past few years, I have experienced the painful intensity of someone’s contempt. This was not a romantic connection, gone sour. It was a layered and complex soul contract, a cherished friendship I had fully imagined would weather the storms and seasons of...

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Grief, Fear, Trauma, and This Love that Meets it All

Grief, Fear, Trauma, and This Love that Meets it All

If you’re inclined to grieve right now, please grieve. Let the deep, sacred waters of grief keep moving through. If you can weep, by all means weep. If you can’t, please know that the weepers are weeping your tears too. If you find yourself infected with fear, please...

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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.  ”