In the woods where I walk, a doe lay dying She could have just been asleep but she didn’t stir as I walked by Deer die just like all of us I could do nothing to help her except offer her respect for this transition So, I whispered a lovingkindness mantra customized just for this … More Contemplative Care
the written word, words unspoken wind chimes in a breeze seasonal changes, all kinds of changes, even the ones that I fear children growing into adults adults remaining childlike trees planted generations ago and trees that sprout through sidewalks the quiet nature of rocks the flowing nature of streams the busy nature of squirrels the … More What Inspires Deep Respect Tinged with Awe
I bow to you in greeting a quiet pause to honor of our shared presence I bow to my self as well a quiet pause to affirm my place in this world I bow to all in the universe a quiet pause to rejoice in the web of life Namaste Graphic courtesy of How … More Namaste
Fifth Chakra Mantra May the words I use represent truth from the perspective of my unique path May I listen to words of others with respect and lovingkindness May I speak what is necessary and choose with intent to remain silent when appropriate May my words promote peace and playfulness As a writer, I view … More Mantra for Chakra Five
Third Chakra Mantra May I create my unique path with intent using the resources offered by the universe Fourth Chakra Mantra May I acknowledge the dignity of the unique paths of others whose paths touch my own May I treat all paths with respect and lovingkindness The third chakra is the fire chakra located … More Mantras for Chakras Three and Four
What if a culture promoted respect for all people where there were no “others” only sisters and brothers? Imagine that. What if a culture promoted a kindness where the norm was to pause before speaking one’s mind and listen to differing views? Imagine that. What if a culture promoted peace with active intent to move … More What If?