A Modern Malady–Acedia

The demon of acedia–also called the noonday demon–is the one that causes the most serious trouble of all. He presses his attack upon the monk about the fourth hour and besieges the soul until the eighth hour. First of all he makes it seem that the sun barely moves, if at all, and that the day is fifty hours long.… Read more →

What did you do once you knew?

What did you do once you knew?

It’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake…because my great great grandchildren won’t let me sleep My great great grandchildren ask me in dreams What did you do while the planet was plundered? What did you do while the earth was unraveling? Surely you did something?… When the seasons started failing? Surely you did something? As the mammals, reptiles, and… Read more →

We were made for these times

We Were Made For These Times

On my travels around the internet, I stumbled upon a pointant writing from Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Since I have found it, I find myself drawn to it each time I hear about another bombing or shooting or fire, or other tragedy. It stands as a reminder that we are all here at the right time: My friends, do not lose… Read more →

Time to Change

What, in the world, to do…

Am I the problem of climate change, and the solution? I am caught between two worlds. I am despairing when I see the beach littered with bottles and food wrappers after a holiday weekend; and I shop at Walmart and dollar stores for inexpensive, often, throw-away items. I love the sound of the breeze flowing through the willow tree branches;… Read more →

To a child

To A Child

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love. –Stephen Kendrick The leaves talked in the twilight, dear; Hearken the tale they told: How in some far-off place and year, Before the world grew old,  … Read more →

Honour Self-Promises

Honour Self Promises

I am convicted. As I get ready to start another week where I promise to finish what I start. I found an old reminder to be a promise keeper:  “…you must promise yourself you will finish what you start, no matter what. That vow, although it might be easy to break, is by far one of the most important ones… Read more →


10 Ways to Increase Your Awareness

The first time someone told me that I ‘might want to’ increase my awareness, I gave him my best bewildered look and asked, “Awareness? What’s that?” I had always assumed that alertness, perceptiveness and intelligence were synonymous with awareness. Oops! What would have been helpful at the time was a top ten like this one, so I could grasp the elements… Read more →

Honour nature's elements

Honour Nature’s Elements

If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth, it came from listening in the Great Silence to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals, to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat. –Vijali Hamilton Pass the info…. Read more →