Compassion

the path and the way

The path and the way The ways the deer take are so clear and quiet feeling. That’s the way I go. I aimed for the river, Found the way, Hearing the water. Now to back track and make a path...

woman’s work

A quiet lives in the ordinary. A woman's work very often lives out of the ordinary. I have been nervous about this woman's silence that is calling me back home. My mom made this quilt for me....

The Sound of Silence

When does silence equal complicity? Two recent incidents lead me to pose this question. I do not intend it to be rhetorical or merely a catchy introduction to a blog post. I need some advice,...

Things Come Alive with Attention

Ever since I took Keiko (my cat) to the park that day and let her out every evening, she was wired. Every morning she was under foot, walking around the kitchen and living room....

NOLA: Snapshot of a City

Musicians tune their instruments and set buckets at their feet, artists hang their paintings and "cash only" signs on the iron fence surrounding the park and the bells of The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis...

Recognize Suffering in Others by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

RECOGNIZE SUFFERING IN OTHERS Where Does It Hurt? The Practice: Recognize suffering in others. Why? We’re usually aware of our own suffering, which – broadly defined – includes the whole range of physical and mental discomfort, from mild headache...

A pale reproduction

In printing, an image is broken down into four basic colors — cyan (blue), magenta (pink), yellow and black. If you look through a magnifier, you will see that any printed photo is made up...

thoughts on love and the deed of loving

at the beginning it was the encounter, and all real life is meeting. we are not all one. i and you are not one, and that's how we can love each other. if i love...

A Generous Heart

We will soon arrive at Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei in the weekly cycle of the public reading of the Torah. In this section of Exodus, Moses instructs the people of Israel with “a generous heart” to...

Nourishing the Soul

Wow, I feel great!! I rolled out of bed early Monday morning. I haven’t felt this good in weeks!!  Usually I’m up early and ready to tackle the day but the last few weeks I...