Puppy Love

Puppy Love “Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” —Emily Dickinson  I was at a meeting today of volunteers at my local hospital and catching up with my friend, Norma.  Imagine Norma’s reaction when my first words were, “I’m a new mom!”  Following her stammered response, “Whaaat…how…..?”,  I laughed […]

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What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago

What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago “All we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”                                                                                                              –The Buddha Ten years ago I was 53.  My husband had just been diagnosed with leukemia.  My daughter just graduated from college and […]

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Stay! Problems with Meditation

Stay!  Problems with Meditation “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”                                                                       ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation I’ll be the first one to admit that meditation isn’t easy for me.  Usually, the problem is about distractions, or at least that’s what I tell myself.  Here […]

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I Am Awake

I Am Awake It is said that soon after his enlightenment, the Buddha passed a man on the road who was struck by the Buddha’s extraordinary radiance and peaceful presence. The man stopped and asked, My friend, what are you? Are you a celestial being or a god? No said the Buddha Well, then, are you some […]

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Walking with Nature

Walking with Nature Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.                                                                 ~Wallace Stevens Now that spring has sprung here on the […]

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Birth and Renewal

“My joy is like Spring, so warm it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth. My pain is like a river of tears, so vast it fills the four oceans. Please call me by my true names, so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once, so I can see that my joy […]

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