Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Metta, Poetry, Relating

Metamorphasis Now

When a caterpillar enters its chrysalis, it dissolves itself, quite literally, into liquid. In this state, what was a caterpillar and will be a butterfly is neither one nor the other, it’s a sort of living soup. Within this living soup are the imaginal cells that will catalyse its transformation into winged maturity. May the… Continue reading Metamorphasis Now

Interbeing, Mindfulness, Relating, The New Story

Peace amidst the Panic

Take three deep breaths. Let's allow ourselves to fully arrive, in this moment, in this place: in our homes, on Mother Earth. Here, the birds are chirping, the woodpecker is pecking, the dogs are barking as usual. I have informed myself on the happenings of the world as much as I wish to for the… Continue reading Peace amidst the Panic

Communicating, Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Relating, The New Story

Breathing in Inspiration

To inspire. To inhale. To breathe in life, presence, peace. Inspiration, in the form of creative inspiration, the itch to write, paint, draw, sketch, sculpt, sing, dance, practice meditation, CREATE, comes and goes. Wouldn't it be too exhausting if we were constantly inspired? Constant happiness and pleasure and perfection, building a soft nest around ourselves… Continue reading Breathing in Inspiration

Communicating, Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, Power, Relating, The New Story, wisdom quotes

The Big No: The Value of Boundaries.

I tend toward the YIN, meaning feminine, meaning soft and earthy. Recently, I had the opportunity to express my YANG, meaning masculine, meaning strong and fiery. And it was hard and it gave me a splitting headache and vertigo and insomnia, but in the end it was GOOD. It feels so good to say know… Continue reading The Big No: The Value of Boundaries.

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, Relating, The New Story

On Turning 37

I was born roughly 1,924 weeks ago. That number is only slightly more arbitrary than the corresponding number of years: thirty seven. Age is strange. On the inside, I feel about twenty one. From the outside, it might seem like I am eightysomething, based on my much-cherished, early-to-bed, early-to-rise lifestyle. Nonetheless, I am barreling towards… Continue reading On Turning 37

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, Poetry, Power, Relating, The New Story

What to do with all this outrage?

This level of outrage is unsustainable. Perhaps like you, I am feeling utterly outraged far too often these days. According to Deepak Chopra: “In any situation of maximum stress, a person’s coping skills are severely tested. Stress is maximized whenever three elements are present: repetition, unpredictability, and loss of control. Repetition is supplied by Trump’s constant… Continue reading What to do with all this outrage?