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Just walking
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      13 comments

I've just come back from my walk. Alone. In the evenings, while it's still light, the hubs and I usually take the dog for a mile and half loop. At the weekends, we have been known to go twice that distance or more. What can I say, the competito... Read more
Let's find a Way today
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      3 comments

The following poem spoke to me, this morning. Even when the news of suffering comes, a Way forward is being found -- I am assured of this. May my world be blessed with grace and peace. ... Read more
On being alone ... and together
Friday, March 26, 2010      4 comments

The following photograph of Shri Swami Satchidananda arrived in my email box today, from the "The Golden Present," along with a daily message. Here's the message and t... Read more
A guest in the garden
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      7 comments

The hubs and I were weeding the garden, when I caught sight of our guest, hiding by the wood fence. A common garden snail ... yet it was an uncommon moment. We glimpsed one another, the snail and I. And the following poem wrote itself. Atman i... Read more
Sowing seeds of positivity
Saturday, March 20, 2010      8 comments

It's the first day of spring. There are tiny green puffs of apricots blushing on the tree. The bees came out early this year and worked their tiny wings magically all over it, so that the flowers could become fruit. The hydrangeas were like stic... Read more
Woo Hoo! Cholesterol is DOWN!
Thursday, March 18, 2010      6 comments

Four months on Spark and I'm happy to report the results of my blood test today showed my cholesterol is back in the healthy range. Yeah! What helped me get here? ... Read more
Work is love made visible
Saturday, March 13, 2010      10 comments

"Work is love made visible." Khalil Gibran. What did I work on today? I have cooked a meal to share with friends. We are waiting for the doorbell to ring. The house is gleaming and polished, thanks to hubs pitching in. Two casserole ... Read more
Tuesday's walk into spring
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      5 comments

Here's my poem for the day: And yes, I wrote it. Walk Step by step Courage to face the unknown. Friendly smile. "Ola!" A cadence of light in the eyes. Under the canopied shade of a gnarled tree a red waistco... Read more
Monday's gratitudes - a few of 'em
Monday, March 08, 2010      1 comments

Shopped and stocked up with nutritious and delicious things to eat today, granola bars, yogurt cheese, cinnamon oatmeal. Mound of organic apples, oranges, bananas. Did some yoga, shoulder openers and core lifting. Nice warm glow from doing... Read more
Sunday at home
Sunday, March 07, 2010      2 comments

1.5 mile walk today. GOD LIGHT Clouds, beams of sunlight shining down to the earth. Neighbors playing, walking. Hummingbird resting on pink spring blossom. Exquisite nature. To be unique is a precious and wonderful offeri... Read more
Catching up
Saturday, March 06, 2010      5 comments

I jogged a little today. Felt what's possible. Caught up with my Self. The following quote from The Spark, by Chris Downie: "Character is the foundation of personal leadership, a set of behavior traits - mostly learned -t... Read more
A walk
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      6 comments

It was raining and sprinkled a few drops on me. No umbrella. The sun came into me then and spoke a word. I listened and stood my ground. Om Shanti Om. ... Read more
Grateful
Saturday, February 20, 2010      8 comments

We went for a walk around the neighborhood, and walked longer than I thought we could. Nearly four miles this morning. Part of the trail was along the edge of the woods. Duke loves chomping on the wild green grasses that grow there. We were bles... Read more
After three months ... view from the edge
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      12 comments

Three months have passed since I joined Spark. Good time for a review, to ask myself some frank questions and see where we're headed ... before embarking again. Good qu... Read more
Love frees
Sunday, February 14, 2010      10 comments

Who am I really? Am I this body? This mind? Something more? What do you think? I came across the following sentence on someone's Spark page and it has provoked ripples of thought for a couple of days. "The Physical is the Mental is t... Read more

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