Let’s meditate on defiant determination

So much of what we experience is bound up with defeat – coping with it, admitting it, staving it off, fearing it, dreading it, etc. Consequently, much of our thoughts and contemplations are bound up in it as well. It’s natural and rational. It’s easy to feel defeated (or on the verge thereof) because weContinue reading “Let’s meditate on defiant determination”

I said hi to a hunter in the sky: A constellation meditation

Last week, late one night, Orion rolled up over the side of the horizon. I hadn’t seen the rough old bastard in a while. I never see him in the summer. So I said hey, what’s up. I don’t care for the winter, but it’s good to see you again. Everybody knows it’s time forContinue reading “I said hi to a hunter in the sky: A constellation meditation”

Meditation: A solstice begs the question

Rhetorical confusion and half-baked rumination is easily dismissed but often the only way to depict certain aspects of our existence as they really are. The significance behind the solstice, to us, can well be said to be one of those aspects. May the light, the warmth, the clarity of the sun’s most flawless annual blastContinue reading “Meditation: A solstice begs the question”

If you really wanna be cool, be like this tree

Whenever you can (which, I concede, for the vast majority of us will mean “almost never”), try and greet each dawn the same way, for each dawn is the same. That is to say, each dawn is worth no more and no less than any other. It is only our perceptions of them – ourContinue reading “If you really wanna be cool, be like this tree”

Feel the Water Flowing Through You, Maaaaan – It’s Spring!

Monday again. It’s probably time to do something that you don’t want to do. You might spend most of the day ahead doing something you don’t want to do. I’m sorry. I’m probably right there in the same boat. But I guarantee you if you just take a minute to think about this, it’ll beContinue reading “Feel the Water Flowing Through You, Maaaaan – It’s Spring!”

Know that Moment Right Before Things Begin? This will blow your mind.

Mind. Blown. Wow. Haha okay, sorry, all of that was just a dirty trick. I wanted to do a little experiment to see if using an Upworthy-style headline generated more hits. The following simple meditation is cool, but it’s probably not going to blow your mind or shake your world. Since you’re here, though, whyContinue reading “Know that Moment Right Before Things Begin? This will blow your mind.”

Tuesday Blessing: Bright Moon, Long Nights

The light of our full moon is bright as it sets this morning. We’ve watched it grow, and now that growth is complete. May we understand those aspects of our own lives that have grown with it. The light of our sun, our blessed life-giver, It is at its lowest this week, and we’ve longContinue reading “Tuesday Blessing: Bright Moon, Long Nights”

HELP: The Only Way I Will Know if I was Right is if You Tell Me

  A year ago, I decided get the best view I could, stand up tall, and try and forecast the content, character, and rhythm of the year that then lay before us. Not merely a prediction, the aim was also to incorporate helpful ways in which we might respond to our conditions to take advantageContinue reading “HELP: The Only Way I Will Know if I was Right is if You Tell Me”

Blessing for Monday Morning: Let’s Make it Good

As we start our week, a blessing: Here, this morning, in the midst of All There Is, Here, we pause to ponder. This week, we shall give our thanks –  And may we do so with sincerity and the force of the fullness of our hearts. Not only do we owe it, but we needContinue reading “Blessing for Monday Morning: Let’s Make it Good”

To Seeds Planted Long Ago: A Simple Prayer

That we reap what we sow is neither good nor bad. It just is.  Let us accept that, Let us breathe that, Let it become part of us – and us of it. It is the time of the harvest. The pinnacle of this year has long since past, Even as we hurtle toward theContinue reading “To Seeds Planted Long Ago: A Simple Prayer”