Morning has arrived again..blessings.

Morning has arrived again, the sun is shining, the  birds are shouting their joy to the sky, to their creator. I am so fortunate, whatever pain I feel on a physical level, to see this gorgeous morning in all its beauty, begging me to come outside and run through the dewy grass. softly, so asContinue reading “Morning has arrived again..blessings.”

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No feeling is final. (Rumi)

The rising of Venus, of the evening star, like a precious gift never asked for, but freely given for all to see. It is a gleam of hope cracking open the darkness encompassing my being earlier today. Not a brilliant, blinding light, but a gentle, slender beam, coming through as if I’m a bleary-eyed babyContinue reading “No feeling is final. (Rumi)”

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Blues

Don’t feel like eating, Don’t feel like writing, Can’t stop the crying, Can’t fight the sucking down, down, no name, no reason, try to think outward, of others, but it’s gripped me and I’m drowning. It will pass away eventually, always does, like storms, and hurricanes, it hits without warning, wreaks devastation and moves on,Continue reading “Blues”

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Making peace with pain.

Constant physical pain in some part or all of my body has been my reality since about eight months after my son was diagnosed with Ataxia-Telangiectasia in July of 2000.  It started with pain in my arms, then my legs, which led to all over body pain.  I saw many doctors, had many tests, andContinue reading “Making peace with pain.”

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Jizo Bodhisattva and Chibi

I feel numb once again.  Another young man with Ataxia-Telangiectasia (what my middle son has) has died.  It feels wrong to allow this because his mother is rejoicing in his reunion with God, and especially Jesus Christ, his Saviour.  I am confronted once again by the mortality of my son, predicted when he was 3.Continue reading “Jizo Bodhisattva and Chibi”

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And did you get what you wanted from this life?

Anyone who reads this blog knows how much I respect Tara Brach, a psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C..  I listen to her podcasts as often as I can, and find them immensely comforting.  I don’t know who wrote the poem I quote below.  It had a profound impactContinue reading “And did you get what you wanted from this life?”

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