Tomorrow is Bodhi Harmony’s birthday (the son who first came to live with us). The theme of my classes last week and continuing a little longer has been “calm abiding,” taking the concept from Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Steve Cope, one of my first yoga teachers. In thinking about writing… Continue reading Calm Abiding
I write this article while Christmas carols are playing on the radio (really; it helps us get in the “Christmas spirit”), the little white plastic Christmas tree beautifully shining with colored lights in the corner, already a small mountain of gifts underneath and around it and more to come. Nikki is making the traditional (Harmony)… Continue reading Christmas Encouragement
Last month I wrote about trying to balance family and work time. In our family and because of my particular job, fortunately there is some overlap of those two. We have had for [a few] years now, what we call “family practice.” That term could mean a number of different things, all of which in… Continue reading Family Practice
I like to write these blogs/articles. I like sharing my heart and from my experience, even when sometimes it’s challenging. And apparently some of you enjoy reading them. I even have a surprising (to me) number of people following my blog who I have no idea who they are. A few of them have even told… Continue reading Why Don’t You Write (Ti)?
From Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart edited by Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield, p. 283 (from a parable of the Dalai Lama, written by Pierre Delattre): Once when the spirit of a famous guru appeared to heal a small, discordant community of monks. All the monks had seen the spirit come out… Continue reading On Sharing
Ti says, "This came through from meditation the day after Bodhi, [#1] was born in our yoga room." Enamored of the physical body, the Deepest Truth is lost. Enamored of this mind and its constant ramblings, the Spirit That Underlies is lost. Inside, quiet, deep, still, When were we ever separate? I've known… Continue reading The Truth Rests