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When the Thoughts are Gone Come Dawn

In semi-sleep the obvious often appears. The joys that have become shoulds. The parts of us that reside deep in our bones. The dreams that have been dormant and are ready to wake. Sometimes, as I find myself drifting off to sleep, a realization or idea strikes me, and...

A Series of Wrong Turns

I was tired and I was running late and I was ready to reset my day with a cup of coffee. I knew when I made the first wrong turn. The rest just happened to be wrong turns, a web of curvy wood-lined roads, without easy places to turn around or lights to stop and check...

Trying to Find the Words about the Malas

I’ve been trying to find the words to tell you about the malas. How they all hold a story of their own. How some flow freely, knowing now is the time for their existence to shift from potential to tangible. Others sit, half made for months, and then suddenly...

Creating the Container

When we are committed to diving into the process of discovering what really matters, we first create the container. Creating a container for getting clear on what really matters to us is, to me, about find quiet space within. This can be blank pages, this can be...

Remembering What Matters

Don’t think with your head, not right now, there is no need. There is too much static there, trying to pull you away from what matters. What matters. What matters? Remember what matters. See what is beneath and behind and interwoven between all the bits of static....

Shifting from Closed to Open

The sign changes from CLOSED to OPEN as I sit and meditate. When I am done, my eyes glance across the street and notice the shift. I am sitting here, computer in front of me, words somewhere out in the ether, not yet finding their way to me, as I take the mala that...

When the Plan Changes Quickly

 The plan changes quickly and I let myself adapt because I’ve found that being adaptive is more my strength than sticking with a plan that no longer feels useful or right. I sit at the center of everything swirling around me – family, relationships, day-to-day...