Center

If you’ve read this blog for a long time, you know I practice mindfulness. At least I try to practice mindfulness ……. meditation, general mind control, centering myself when I’m off balance – all of those things. I can’t live outside my center. I am miserable when I’m in the midst of fear, anxiety, stress,…

Acceptance

It is a fact of this life that “things” happen. Things that we do not want to happen, things we fear, things we run from and yes, things we love. I have spent a predominant part of my life not accepting what is but fighting against it. I was always rushing to the future, hoping…

Complaining Won’t Shift Snow

Weather is so boring. I’m sick to death of weather. And today? More weather is on its way. We’re supposed to get another foot of snow. I’m like, uh, what? After only small snowfalls of less than 3″ for the entire winter, we get 5 feet in a few days? Hello? I’m going to do…

Choose Light

Why would anyone choose to poison themselves? Think back to the last time you were angry. How did you feel? Were your muscles tense, your breathing shallow, your thinking violent? Probably. But those things are nothing compared to what your adrenal system is going through when you’re angry. From Livestrong.com When you perceive something as…

Save the World

Don’t Set Out to Save the World When we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that, because of our noble intentions, everything will be okay. In fact, there are no promises of fruition at all. Instead, we are encouraged to simply look deeply at joy and sorrow, at…

Life Hums Along

Seriously folks, this has been a rough 11 weeks here in The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave. Especially if you support our new president. Definitely if you support our new president. Absolutely if you support our new president. Naturally, I write about what is important to me, things I think…

World-Confusion

In the jungle of civilization, in the stress of modern living, lies the test. Whatever you give out will come back to you. Hate, and you will receive hate in return. When you fill yourself with inharmonious thoughts and emotions, you are destroying yourself. Why hate or be angry with anyone? Love your enemies. Why…

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

I wonder if the Spirit of Francis Scott Key is here with us in this world-confusion or watching us from the spirit plane. Does he know how incredibly powerful his words have been and are? Does he know that we all stand, cross our hearts and sing to this beautiful anthem for America? Well most…

What Goes Down, Must Go Up

BEING WILLING TO TAKE A CHANCE If we accept a challenge and take steps to accomplish something, the process will yield results—either success or failure. When you sow a seed or plant a tree, either the seed will germinate, the tree will grow, or it will die. Similarly, trust means that we know that our…

Simple Living

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”  ― Paramahansa Yogananda Simple. An easy word and a lovely thought. How do we simplify our lives? It’s actually, well, simple. Accepting what is without fighting it gets us to a place where we are…

Free Form Floating

via Daily Prompt: Float Free form floating …….. how I describe my creative mode. I float from idea to idea, method to method, task to task. I get an idea in my head and then try to figure out how to manifest it. This doesn’t always work as my ideas tend to be more complex…

January 1, 2017

Here it is – a brand new year. I have plans for this new year. It’s going to be a humdinger. There will be cloth dyed, art quilts made, learning stitches done, trips taken, yarn knitted, yarn bought, an art studio completed, and happiness continued. Yesterday, while everyone else was resting for a hot night…