Making Peace

On page 23 of the Aug/Sept 2015 issue of Weavings Catherine Cavanagh quotes Thich Nhat Hanh: “Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.  If we are at war with our parents, our family, our society, or our church, there is probably…

Paradigm Shift

“Oh my god! Use the clutch! You’re going to ruin the transmission. Do you know how expensive those things are to fix!?!” Okay, so my transmission is actually an automatic…but that has been part of the problem. Driving with a manual transmission at least you know when you’re doing it wrong. Shifting paradigms from rural…

Rosy Glasses

I prayed “Open the eyes of my heart” And then I covered them with rosy glasses Not to diminish the view But to remain hopeful In the midst of despair There is a healing taking place since my divorce.  I am stepping out beyond myself again and discovering that sorrow and anger and loneliness across…

Love Song

The welcome escape of work this morning…Pandora Radio playing Love Song by Sara Bareilles, and I begin to feel the pulse of the city beat in my heart – energizing, dynamic, humming with life. I find some strange comfort in thunder storms and waves crashing on the ocean shore also.  These things bigger than I…