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Record of a gap year, pilgrimage, vision quest...

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 15:10:22 +0000

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Emptiness This morning as I sat on my deck with the rising sun a brief conversation came back … Continue reading

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 14:33:04 +0000

Seeds It’s amazing what one seed can grow. Sown in the ground, planted in the heart, each day it grows a little more true.”  ~ Marc Ian Barasch Most mornings I sit gazing at my garden with the rising sun. … Continue reading

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Sun, 15 May 2016 15:58:57 +0000

“Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.” ~ David Orr But these young scientists and engineers teach us something beyond the specific topics that they’re exploring.  They teach us how to question assumptions; to wonder why something is … Continue reading

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:33:06 +0000

 “How fun is it to read a fantastic book if you can’t tell others about it, talk about it, and quote from it constantly?” Yes! Just minutes before I read this sentence I’d refilled my coffee cup and sent a … Continue reading

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:21:41 +0000

I think of beginner’s mind as the mind that faces life like a small child, full of curiosity and wonder and amazement. I wonder what this is? I wonder what that is? I wonder what this means?  Abbess Zenkei Blanche … Continue reading

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:07:03 +0000

Living in Community If you remember a few years ago I was searching for a community of women. After long consideration I moved to Bellingham Washington because I have family here and “nearby” in Oregon. This morning I’m writing while … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 20:23:49 +0000

Billiting This morning I sat in the dark listening to a CD of chants praising the coming Light. My thoughts kept wandering to my promise to host two “strangers” for the week after Christmas. My daughter Sally’s Buddhist Center is … Continue reading

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:22:13 +0000

Giving thanks II “In trailing the jumble of threads that are created from our choices we weave our identity. These same labyrinths become the keys to our advancement, and the locked doors that keep us from it.” (from Raised by … Continue reading

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:55:53 +0000

Giving Thanks Three friends and I are preparing to travel to Canada this weekend for a retreat with Matthew Wright, theologian, The price was right; the presenter is young, and brilliantly energetic. The topic is relevant to our retreat … Continue reading

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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 21:22:32 +0000

This time I want to find my way, explore my way, take my time. I want more than I have ever asked of myself before. Maybe it requires a silence and a centering that I have not yet – in … Continue reading

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