Women Awakening

It has been suggested that, at some point in time, the Dalai Lama suggested that “the world will be saved by Western women.” Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of Crones Don’t Whine, might be one of the leaders of that movement. In her book, Crones Don’t Whine, she expanded on the Dalai Lama’s thought: We are…

The Wisdom of The Crone

For women entering the third age of life can be disheartening. Some might consider that the best years are behind them. Some are frustrated by aches and pains and drooping skin. Author Jean Shinoda Bolen wants us to embrace the Crone Age. In recent years an epic fictional universe, Westeros in Game of Thrones series,…

Enter the Wild Love for the World

Joanna Macy wants to remind us that a poetic mindset is more useful to us than a fact-based, argumentative mindset. She looks at the decisions that we are making with the consideration only for industrial growth, profit or some hidden “bureaucratic whatever.” These decisions will “affect beings thousands of generations from now.” For now, it…

Days of Awe–Day 5: Story

An awe practice that I am reticent to try to thinking back to an experience when I perceived something as vast and overwhelming. I am to place myself in the experience and attempt to describe it in writing as much detail as I can muster. But…I find these awe memories defy words, or more rightly,…

Days of Awe–Day 4: Imagine

In several recent studies of awe, scientific explorers discovered that awe is distinct from other emotions such as happiness and pride in that awe diminishes our sense of self. It is induced by experiences that challenge us and expand our way of seeing the world. Some days, though, we might not feel like we can…

Days of Awe – Day 2

It was raining today. Is this a day to stay inside? Today’s rain leaves me chilled. I pull out one of my quilts, curl up with Sue–one of our dogs–and notice what cozy feels like. As the rain has stopped, I can take a step out into the hushed world. The clouds bring everything closer….

Days of Awe – Start

I have had to take off my rose coloured glasses. I am languishing. Decisions are being made that will affect me and I can’t do anything about it. I can put one foot in front of the other and deal with the consequences of other’s decisions. And I need a purpose injection. Then this poem…

Eco Yoga: A Practice

When a friend reminded me that we teach what we most need to learn, I knew that I needed to upgrade my skills so that I could teach what I most need to learn. What I most need to learn is the way of a new story for thinking globally, acting joyfully and living deeply….