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What should I do If love seizes me? Start dancing, of course! Sweep love into your arms and press her to your chest. When particles of dust [or flowers!] are touched by the sun they spread their arms and start whirling to a music no one can hear. ~ Rumi ...read more
Inhale. Sense of self. Exhale. Compassion. ~ Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening, p. 198 Inhaling, feeling the back of my heart, my root, my feet, my sense of self. Exhaling, allowing my heart to soften and open, to include others in a wide, compassionate embrace. ...read more
I’ve been a practicer all my life... I’ve always been aware of how much there is to learn, to know, to grow into, to embody. And I’ve felt that if I just... learn how to listen more openly, or understand the relationship between my inner child and my inner rebel...read more
The heart at rest sees a feast in everything. ~ Hindu Proverb Do you see the feast in this video? Cherry blossoms releasing from the tree in the wind. A flower blessing. An unexpected shower of beauty. A fragrant and soft caress. Or perhaps you experience the...read more
I’ve spent a lot of time pulling weeds. Starting with the most common ones—Creeping Charlie taking over the whole backyard when I first moved in with Dave, grass growing in garden beds, plantain, dandelions, and here in Minnesota, those purple bellflowers that...read more
Exploring and deepening my connection to the earth has been a big part of my journey over the years. I’ve always felt grounded. People have commented on my solidity, my steadiness, my ease with the physical world. Partners have found my presence stabilizing and...read more
Return to the Most Human by May Sarton Return to the most human, nothing less will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart, the angry mind: and from the ultimate duress, pierced with the breath of anguish, speak of love. Return, return to the deep sources,...read more
Smile. Yes, right now, just try it on your face. Notice how you feel right now. For me it's instantly softer, more joyous, more at ease. Right. Now. As we teach in Laughter Yoga, just the simple act of intentional smiling and laughter sparks the feel-good...read more
What does it mean to be awake? An age-old question, for sure. If things aren’t going wrong in our lives, we sometimes don’t even know that we’re not very awake. It can be so easy to glide along in the comfortable illusion of awakeness. I’m fine. I don’t let...read more
I wonder when this happened last--Valentine's Day falling on the first day of Lent! The holiday that encourages voluptuous appetites, hedonistic pleasure, and over-the-top expressions of love. AND the marking of 40 days in the desert wilderness--days of fasting,...read more