Learning to Notice – how to be with ourselves and the world

What do you find yourself noticing, paying attention to?  Do you tend to notice what’s going on outside of you or inside of you?  Where do your thoughts, your body, the actions of others, your feelings fall on the list of what grabs your attention?  Do you tend to gravitate toward the difficult or uncomplicated, …

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Draw Alongside

…Draw alongside the silence of stone Until it’s calmness can claim you.  Be excessively gentle with yourself… (excerpt from John O’Donohue’s blessing For the One Who is Exhausted) The lockdown that started in the spring of 2020 brought a variety of effects, responses, voids, and awakenings. Whenever I find myself reflecting with friends about an event …

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One of my favorite people in the world is someone I never met. Well, in person that is. I did meet with him on a daily basis as a child on our family’s black and white television. He welcomed me into his neighborhood and home, introduced me to his friends and neighbors, and told me, every day, that I was special and worthy of love.

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