Tag: grief

the fires are burning

  I’ve been enjoying the deep swim into poetry, and I raised my head to look around…and oh my goodness. Our world seems to be descending further…into a darkness that I was hoping we were going to slowly transcend and into more light. I… Continue Reading “the fires are burning”

one more time…an opportunity to grieve

A good friend of mine said, “You are married to sorrow.” And I looked at him and said, “I am not married to sorrow. I just choose not to look away.” And I think there is deep beauty in not averting our gaze. No… Continue Reading “one more time…an opportunity to grieve”

courage and it’s companion – pain

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  – Socrates I watched and listened to and Demi Lovato’s performance on the Grammy Awards the day following the performance. Listening to the lyrics, the simple music accompanying her voice, and feeling the… Continue Reading “courage and it’s companion – pain”

the tendrils of grief

The collective denial of our underlying emotional life has contributed to an array of troubles and symptoms. What is often diagnosed as depression is actually low-grade chronic grief locked into the psyche, complete with the ancillary ingredients of shame and despair.  – Francis Weller… Continue Reading “the tendrils of grief”

an invitation in the new year

What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.  – Meister Eckhart As I watch the first snow of the season fall from the sky, I cannot help reflecting on the beauty of it and what it compels us to… Continue Reading “an invitation in the new year”

the sacred…

…experience of my depression is on my mind as the season is about to change from Summer to Autumn. The Autumnal Equinox arrives on Monday, September 23, at 3:50 AM, EDT. This used to be a time of darkness for me. Yes, the days… Continue Reading “the sacred…”

cause and effect…and then reaction

Awareness is the greatest agent for change  – Eckhart Tolle Another Sunday morning…and more avoidable effects, followed by multiple reactions. Where one sits determines what one sees and no doubt, has impact on what they say, and how they react. The sadness of such… Continue Reading “cause and effect…and then reaction”

facing the days

  I’ve missed being here…writing and sharing quotes, perspectives, thoughts and feelings. It’s been a desert of late. These times can be challenging to navigate when one enjoys writing as much as I do and have in the past. Even my journal had become… Continue Reading “facing the days”

plumbing the depths

Gratitude is the capacity to stare doubt, loss, chaos and despair right in the eye and say, ‘I am still here.’ Diana Butler Bass Our lives are filled with challenges – great and small – every day. The ways we accept or reject the opportunity that challenges… Continue Reading “plumbing the depths”

be your wild self

“The self that appeals to me is the self that has not been conditioned solely by culture, whether family, religion, education, or economics, but rather the one found under these systems of domestication –the wild self, the self at once sovereign and entwined with the… Continue Reading “be your wild self”

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