Suiseki is a deep Japanese practice where natural stones formed and worn in certain ways by nature, are recognized by the artist or more accurately the practitioner as depicting a landscape. Noticing and recognizing that a seemingly ordinary rock depicts a natural scene takes a lot of presence. What’s beautiful to me about suiseki is that it keeps us close to nature. It also produces beauty and meaning. Reiki, similarly, increases awareness, beauty and meaning…
Bowing is a part of every culture. It’s a sign of respect and humility. Bowing can be supplication or an honoring. When we bow we feel a presence, we sense another dimension to life. Bowing is a very serious practice.
Critical work is being done on our planet now. Spiritual healing work. Light work. There’s a group of people involved in this work. What’s obvious to this group is that time on the planet is fast running out. Among all
In recent months I’ve been noticing challenges with my own smartphone and social media use. This is being reported increasingly in media outlets. It affects young people a lot, but not only young people. Here’s some of what I’ve learned.
This the second time I’m quoting from this book. The first excerpt is in Sound Mind, Sound Body. These Japanese concepts and life philosophies are both practical and human. They’re so workable because they’re natural truths found in life. Wabi-sabi
My year ended with a look at what I own and if I need to keep it all. That’s what Hurricane Irma did for me when I packed everything I need and evacuated. That included things like my printer. All
The end of the year is a time of reflection. We go through cycles of gratitude, fasting, celebrating, traveling, resting and hopefully forgiving. There’s closure and promise. The new year’s afoot! And there’s grabbing. Grabbing stuff. Accumulating things. Yet more