Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, Poetry

The Chronology of Cuarentena

24 March. When will it end? I wonder though trying not to. Trying to be present. Being present. Two different things. 25 March. We all want to know: what does the future hold? There's a sense of nostalgia (for two weeks ago, a month ago, last year, childhoods of decades past). It's a time of… Continue reading The Chronology of Cuarentena

Connecting, Interbeing, The New Story

This American Strife

Since everything is but an apparition, Perfect in being what it is, acceptance or rejection Having nothing to do with good or bad, You might as well burst out laughing! ~Longchenpa No more death statistics. People are dying; this is known. People who can are staying home. I am staying home. Corona retreat, we call… Continue reading This American Strife

Education

The Great Influenza of 1918

Microbes have proven themselves to be masters of evolution that expertly exploit every opportunity created by the changing lifestyles of humanity through the ages. From the hunter-gatherers to farmers, and from rural homesteads to city dwellings, throughout human history, microbes have mutated and stayed with us, in the form of bubonic plague, influenza, smallpox, typhoid,… Continue reading The Great Influenza of 1918

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

How to Retreat

We're in a "state of emergency"; lock down the planet, no one gets out alive; we're all gonna die! Coronavirus slash COVID-19 panic and fear are dominating the airwaves 24/7. Everything is changing. all the time, and always has, and now humanity is being forced to slow down and ground. To separate and unite, somehow.… Continue reading How to Retreat

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