Tag: highs and lows of life

Silent Celebration

A catbird tries to fly against the wind only to be blown backward. I know that feeling – setting out with certainty and arriving somewhere entirely different. When I respond with acceptance to my unexpected destination, the sun clangs its cymbals of light in…

Inspiration – Accepting the Whole of our Experience

“The real reason why human life can be so utterly exasperating and frustrating is not because there are facts called death, pain, fear, or hunger. The madness of the thing is that when such facts are present, we circle, buzz, writhe, and whirl, trying…

Just When you Think You’ve Got it

Many of us continue our path into 2019. We are on a journey of curiosity, inner exploration, trying on new ideas, committing to better behaviors, taking care of ourselves … and taking time out to nourish mind, body and spirit. We see ahead clearly…

No Longer Searching

Having loved enough and lost enough, I’m no longer searching just opening, no longer trying to make sense of pain but trying to be a soft and sturdy home in which real things can land. These are the irritations that rub into a pearl.*…

Haiku – the whole of life

~ Choose the whole of life, Night and day, bitter and sweet. Find the key to peace. ~ When we accept that life is a series of highs and lows, and not the honeymoon we were hoping for, we find the key to living…

Wanting to be Secure in an Insecure World

“There is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity. But the contradiction lies a little deeper than the mere conflict between the desire for security and the fact of change. If I want…

The Whole Array

This life isn’t about slicing off the parts I don’t like to be left with those I do. I choose the whole array – night and day, ease and its opposite, the squeaking wheel and the grease gun. Push any piece of life away,…

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