Sigh

A sigh is a sign that you’re doing too much A sigh is a sign to calm yourself down A sigh is a sign to hear yourself breathe A sigh is a sign for you to take time for a micro-meditation   Photo by Eli DeFaria courtesy of Unsplash

Insidious Busyness

“How are you doing?” I asked of a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. “Oh, busy, busy. Always busy.” She asked me the same and my answer was similar, listing the things I’d been doing, good things – art class, writing, caring for a sick friend. As I listed my activities, though I had … More Insidious Busyness

Deceleration

Hurry up and meditate Don’t take long or you’ll be late Too much to do to stop, but wait! I’ll be less rushed if I meditate.   In this world of onrushing events the act of meditation—even just a “one-breath” meditation—straightening the back, clearing the mind for a moment—is a refreshing island in the stream.  – … More Deceleration

Space-between Game

It is curious how easily I get lost in the jumble of tasks, five errands to run during rush hour traffic somewhere to be at a particular time but blocked by others doing the same While plunked down in stillness when I want to keep moving I find it’s a grand time to remind myself … More Space-between Game

Tour de Force

  When making a to-do list today sneak in “be grateful” a couple of times or  three along with “smile,” “hug your sweetie” and “do nothing for a bit,” because isn’t watching a V of geese honking above the trees at least as productive as scrubbing the kitchen floor? Won’t going to the dentist be … More Tour de Force