Thursday, October 19, 2017

An embarrassment of mangoes

May 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Practice

My Julie mango tree has been blessing me every day with what a friend laughingly calls an “embarrassment of mangoes”. I have never had this tree bear so profusely. These two photos represent one day’s reaping – the first lot I gathered in the morning, and the second in the evening. I am not upset […]

"This being human" – Rumi

May 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Accept

I love the poet Rumi. My friend and yoga teacher Donovan introduced me to this poem yesterday. I am still pondering and meditating on it. It is so profound. I love every line. I share it with you today because it is such wisdom for how to joyful lives, accepting the adversities that present themselves […]

Follow up to the unfree and unlaughing moment

May 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Release

So, yesterday morning I turn into a parking lot for a meeting downtown and wait patiently for the security guard to complete his processing of a vehicle exiting the lot. He then approaches my car, and when I say “Good morning. How are you”, he replies with “Not as good as you”. He then sweetly […]

An unfree and unlaughing moment

May 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Observe

Yesterday I had an unfree and unlaughing moment! I turned into a parking space at a small shopping plaza. The vehicle beside me was parked badly i.e. on the yellow line, and so I adjusted how I parked in order to give the driver space to enter his car. A security guard began frantically signalling […]

Laughter and work

May 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Release

  We have made a virtue out of being serious. We believe that to be professional, to be businesslike, to have credibility and power, we must be austere, solemn and sober with nary a smile, laugh nor twinkle of the eye to be displayed openly. Thus, our places of work are mausoleums, testimony to the […]

Demonstrations of magic and miracles

May 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Trust

There are times when your world doesn’t seem to be working so well, when we wonder what is wrong – with us, with others, with everything. At such times there are feelings of discomfort, lack, disorder and even despair in our lives. We may look at our goals, desires and stated intentions and they seem […]