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At the office things can get stressful without any meaningful release. I leave work exhausted from the inside out knowing I’ll soon be back there, doing it again tomorrow. The people I work with are wonderful but my soul is not feed. On the days I know that I haven’t done my best for “the… Continue reading I survived when there was NO hope. Want to know how?
I have finally watched the film clip in which the cowboy tells the city slicker that the secret to life is one thing. I’ve heard this clip referred to for years and years in all sorts of different contexts. And then Mark told us that we can find our one thing in our silence, in… Continue reading MKMMA Week 23 – Eked in There
When I scheduled my personal silent retreat I forgot to double check my calendar. I also had scheduled a very special surprise birthday luncheon for a dear friend. So… I decided to take a retreat from my retreat for a few hours on Saturday. It worked out well. The form my personal retreat took was to read… Continue reading MKMMA Week 21A — My Silence
I’m preparing to take a personal, meditative retreat. My first thought was to grab my backpack and go hiking and camping for the weekend but then I thought about how most people I pass when I’m hiking stop to chat. My daughter suggested that I go camping when it’s raining weekend. She is a very… Continue reading MKMMA Week 22 – Retreat
This week I haven’t done a single sit and I’m feeling the loss. Everyday flew by with me thinking, I’ll be on to it tomorrow and then tomorrow was more distracted than the day before. I am so grateful for today’s sit and look forward to a week of sitting regularly!
I have discovered that water falls and fountains are a natural antidepressant for me. I’m at a hotel and sitting out by the water features is incredibly soothing. Maybe using the law of substitution I can be soothed by the drain pipes on our house. With the meetings I’m attending and my room mates at the hotel,… Continue reading MKMMA Week 20 – Soothing Waters