Category: Spirituality

Focussing

About two years ago, I thought my whole world was ending.  I had done some internal work that was changing my life, but I also discovered something else.  I discovered my shadow.  Shadow material are things we ignore, deny, or repress that create stuck places from the trauma in our lives.  If you have ever…

Cover – The Tea Shop

It’s been about 2 years since I traveled to Taiwan and visted my son. Laura and I were prepared for an adventure, but it turned out to be something differnt than we thought. The highlight was a 2 hour visit with a local shop owner. This adventure had a significant impact on my spiritual journey.…

BEING with My Body

Being with My Body We get all kinds of mixed messages from society and religion.  My tradition taught that my body was a temple, but it also stressed that it was some sort of evil machine that just thought about sex all the time and could not really control itself.  Sometimes they stressed it was…

BEING with the Divine

This morning, I was a little upset for a period.  I woke up later than usual and poured a cup of coffee.  Laura was already up which is unusual.  Most mornings, I come to my chair and experience some very quiet, peaceful time alone.  Today was different as I needed to take the dog out…

BEING with Solitude

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving.  When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means for escape”  Anonymous We are currently experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.  It has required us to practice what is known as social distancing.  Americans seems to resist any…

BEING with Pain

Recently one of my friends shared how she has practiced yoga for 99 days straight.  Many people congratulated her, but I didn’t hear anyone that said, “Me too.” Why? Because exercise, getting in shape and creating healthy habits is hard.  We take a long walk and our bodies seem to scream out warnings that even…