Category: peace

one step, then another

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.  – Thomas Merton… Continue Reading “one step, then another”

communicating

Words are one of the most powerful tools we have in our communication tool box. “Every criticism, judgment, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need.” — Marshall B. Rosenberg Let that quote settle for just a moment. Consider… Continue Reading “communicating”

standing

A sign caught my eye this morning. I saw these words, “standing against…” and I do not recall what followed. I was so surprised to see “standing against” that the rest of it got by me. I started to reflect on what “standing for”… Continue Reading “standing”

our internal conversations

The conversations in our heads can be peaceful and soft or loud and angry. In fact peaceful and soft, loud and angry conversations are happening in our heads a lot of the time simultaneously! Most of us do not get to a place where… Continue Reading “our internal conversations”

what divides us is…

…us. A few months ago, I happened upon a post by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, which caught my eye. What immediately got my attention was her response to a client regarding the ways in which we distance ourselves from our inner voice…out of fear. Written… Continue Reading “what divides us is…”

remembering our ABCs

I have come to believe that curiosity is the greatest gift we have and that many of us don’t remember to engage often enough. For me the ABCs of curiosity are so very important! A  – Always B – Be C – Curious Curiosity… Continue Reading “remembering our ABCs”

vulnerability

Many of us are comfortable with and living fully in our vulnerability. That isn’t to say that we don’t care for ourselves, or leave ourselves wide open to accepting the negative projections in our present milieu which are very hard to take sometimes. It… Continue Reading “vulnerability”

just for today…walk

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. — Friedrich Nietzsche Walking is something that we do, unconsciously every day.  We walk from here to there…for a purpose. Our minds are engaged in any number of things when we are walking. Rarely do we… Continue Reading “just for today…walk”

just for today…smile

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh The wrinkles that we have etched in our faces either reflect smiles or frowns. Indeed it is challenging to smile at… Continue Reading “just for today…smile”

look for the helpers

When my sons were very young, we found Mister Roger’s Neighborhood on public television. I remember that he always walked to the closet to hang up his sweater or his sport coat while singing the opening song, “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”  Such… Continue Reading “look for the helpers”

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