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Filling My Bucket

Filling My Bucket

“You fill a bucket drop by drop. You clear your mind thought by thought. You heal yourself moment by moment. Today I make one drop, clear one thought, and get present to one moment. And then I do it again.” ~Lisa Wimberger     I first heard about bucket filling 5 years ago, when I was […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Empa...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Empathy

“Most of us are experts at solving other people’s problems, but we generally solve them in terms of our own and the advice we give is seldom for other people but for ourselves.” ~Nan Fairbrother       Last week I talked about self-compassion, and how we must start there to increase love in our lives. […]

Finding The Compassion We Need

Finding The Compassion We Need

“Today I began to criticize myself and look at myself with a judgmental eye… but then instead of going all out in that direction, I stopped and I began to understand me. And then I began to be patient with me. And then I began to feel a softness in the middle of my chest. […]

Poetry Sunday-What Do You See

Poetry Sunday-What Do You See

    What Do You See     What do I see when I look at the world…..     I could say pain, perhaps– Injustice, poverty, surely.     And while these are heavy, obscuring my view, sometimes suffocating me, I prefer to see kindness-yes!     It glows so brightly in the night sky….rays of […]

Poetry Sunday-Reframing

Poetry Sunday-Reframing

    Reframing     I move on slow footsteps, In the opposite direction To the farthest shore To sit with myself.     Away from conformity, from perfection, From fear and moral outrage.     Turning my face toward the moon A softer reflection catching my tired eyes. Seeing through a darkness revealed A truer […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Resti...

Conversations In The Garden: On Resting

“A change is as good as a rest.” ― Stephen King     I am not sure I totally agree that change can be restful.  When our lives go through so much change, we need a period of rest afterwards to replenish our weary bodies and minds.  Our lives can be so overwhelming at times. […]

Acceptance

Acceptance

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh   Am I beautiful?  I think now I can say that I am.  Oh not in a conceited, ‘love me, look at me everyone’ kind of way.  No just for myself.  I […]

Wildlife Lessons-The Gentleness of De...

Wildlife Lessons-The Gentleness of Deer

“In the midst of our lives, we must find the magic that makes our souls soar.” ~ Anonymous     Every summer we wait patiently (OK sometimes not so patiently) for the new fawns to emerge from the woods and step into the meadow.  The mama deer (a white-tailed deer or Odocoileus virginianus) is careful to make […]

Being Peace

Being Peace

“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.” ― Dalai Lama XIV     I am forever the peace-maker.  As a middle child, I avoided conflict and tried to help everyone get along.  I even became a certified mediator to further […]

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“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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