Ideas & Insights

Mindfulness in every day parenting

When you are a parent, paying attention to your child's' every word can be difficult. It doesn't matter if you are employed full time or...

The sun shines down…

The sun shines down, and its image reflects a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the...

My heart holds within it every form

My heart holds within it every form, it contains a pasture for gazelles, a monastery for Christian monks. There is a temple for idol-worshippers, a...

The Super Blood Moon and Right Relationship

We are moving into the full moon this week. Astronomers call this the "Super Blood" moon: the harvest moon in the Northern Hemisphere and the...

The 3 stages of meditation

There are 3 stages to the process of meditation. Stage 1: The initial learning of meditation can be quite easy: Find something you are passionate about....

Patterns of day, Patterns of night

The moon rises in the Eastern sky, the sky streaked oranges, purples,and pinks. The Olympic mountain range appears through the clouds on my left as...

1 year, 11 months, 28 days

The Connecticut River is far beneath me right now, the rails screeching underneath, cars swaying from side to side as we cross a bridge with...

Friend, what got you here?

A homeless man reached out to me today, he was young but his shoulders were hunched over and his chest collapsed. He was carrying a sign...