In the quiet

I want a day. A day with no responsibilities. One in which I wake up in a mountain home and walk naked to a clear lake for a bracing swim that invigorates body and soul. Knowing the only eyes upon me are God’s and the eagle flying overhead. I want to see, really see, the…

My pipe dream today? Showering solo

My shower was a bit cramped this morning. It didn’t start out that way but by the time I was finished, the trail of people stepping out with me resembled a clown car parade. As the hot water ran deliciously down my back, I luxuriated in the quiet, the peace. And then it began. First,…

That something inside

“I may not know how to do this but something inside me does.” What a mantra. For those of us who were raised with a critical parent, a voice of self doubt, the first to desert ourselves when the screaming meanies of the world attack, as they are wont to do. I was raised to…

Zen accomplished

My mind overfloweth. Not only does it overfloweth, it raceth like Usain Bolt on a really, really good day. A fast Usain Bolt? That’s magic. My fast mind? Not so much. A bit more like chaos. A couple of years ago, I rediscovered meditation. I used to meditate in my twenties. When marriage, children and…