Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
In the end, we get swallowed up by the time monster. Easy to think that time is not real. Time is personified by clocks, chimes, bell towers, time stamps, a side bar on computer screens, and much more. The price of life is time. But beyond time is eternity. People in jail are said to be "serving time". The events and stages between conception and death are the "story of our lives". Stories happen in time, like movies and novels. Life implies death; death implies life.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Coming into Stillness is the fruit of many long years practicing coming to the present moment. How shall we do this? The best way is to stop anywhere you can for a few moments. This could be just out your door, living room, kitchen, on a walk in the woods, etc. Just stop. Wait. Listen for a moment of stillness-silence in your mind. Usually, you start noticing your breath. Or, perhaps, the white noise in your ears. Stay with the breath - following it in and out. If long enough, notice that the stillness may get deeper. If any or all of this happens - just be thankful. You have "stopped the world".
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Monday, November 06, 2017
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Coming toward old age is easy - it happens. Coming to terms with advancing old age is difficult. There are many unexpected changes in health, habits, and powers. Fortunately mother nature gives us time to anticipate and adjust. Difficult goodbyes coming upon one upon another with accelerating velocity. Become aware of the minuses and pluses of aging.
- Stairs seem harder to climb.
- Going to work becomes less attractive.
- Days, months, and years fly faster.
- Long time friends are getting sick and dying.
- Feeling so thankful for each day of health.
- Injuries take longer to heal.
- Cooling of passions brings new freedom from complexity.
- Wisdom dawns.
- Spiritual senses open to eternity.
- Long friendships truly valued.