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Adios for a While

On this last, beautiful day of 2011, I’m saying goodbye to you, my dear readers, for a while. There’s a book to be written. There are personal assessments to be done. And in order for them to be done to the best of my ability, I need to disappear—sink into that thoughtful quiet space of […]

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How Does One Attain True Peace?

From my podcast of the same name. How can we attain true peace, especially this time of year, when responsibilities and family matters may be pressing.  What is the secret to acquiring true tranquility in the midst of chaos? I saw this quote at our friends’ house.  “Peace: it does not mean to be in […]

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Nodding Silently

From Wendell Berry’s “Sabbaths 2000, II” in Given: Poems. [Post image: Winter Walk by Alfi007 on stock.xchng]

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How Will I Be Different By Being in the World?

On Tuesday we talked about our impact on the world.  Today, we’re talking about the world’s impact on us.  How will we be different by being in the world?  Can we control what we absorb? Our world is comprised of many factors—all of which can have a positive or negative affect.  It’s our job to […]

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Training in Joy

Such wisdom from Pema Chödrön in her book The Places That Scare You.  Happiness (true happiness) seems scarce around the holidays.  We don’t like to admit it, but it’s true. So, I thought this tender reminder might help us a bit. Isn’t that wonderful? I’m feeling a little weathered right now, and I’m uncertain about what my […]

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