Drive is reduced To the essential Control of breath No matter the racing heart As we slice forward Through an underwater world Consciousness shifts And body renews A purpose in opposition To every landlocked step Taken in the day-to-day At this homecoming A return to self In the return to water A meditation to transform … Continue reading Missed Meditations
And I must find it where skies change and the air sharpens skin vanishes into layers of warmth Windows are shut tight against the wind's keen edge and the world dips into barren branches and white expanse Seasons shift in a meditation a grateful dance to a planet turning years around the fire of the … Continue reading Winter is Calling
The Tumour Raider and I had an opportunity to try float therapy (also called flotation therapy, sensory deprivation therapy). I figured I should share the experience and benefits here, for those who might be interested. The word "surreal" comes to mind when I try to find the best descriptor. 🙂 Float therapy involves a high … Continue reading Float Therapy!
With as much time as we writers spend on words: reading them, writing them, editing them, and re-writing them, the idea of meditation with words probably sounds crazy. Okay, maybe it's a little crazy. Just bear with me a moment here. When most of the time we spend with words is plot driven or character … Continue reading Writing as Meditation…#MondayBlogs
Some of you know, despite the fact that I'm always running a 5k these days, that I started my life as an athlete in the swimming pool. I really don't remember a time I wasn't in the water - although I can't claim to remember the baby classes I took with my mom. 🙂 My … Continue reading The Return to Water…
I don't mean resolutions - and I don't mean anything too drastic. For 2015, I want to play a "mind game" with myself. I'm typically a very positive person, but I'd like to meditate on that positive on a daily basis. There's really nothing I want to give up, and I'm extremely happy with how … Continue reading New Year and New Directions
It's been a day. I should backtrack, since the day began last night. Lara and I had (to borrow a phrase from my friend Malaina) Super Secret Squirrel business to attend to out of the house. No sooner were we off and running, than Maddie called and asked me to come back IMMEDIATELY because Moses … Continue reading Thankful Thursday…On Fire!
It's been a hectic week. I'm sure that was obvious from my "radio silence" on here. Between appointments for the kiddos and music lessons and working and writing, well, it's a blur. So I thought I would shift gears with my Friday philosophy, and share thoughts on clearing the mind and dreaming. You know: relaxation. … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Of Meditation and Daydreams
The heat has definitely slowed us all down a bit here. More than 3,000 brave women and men had to fight a summer fire just up in the mountains. We had ash falling like snow, and then the humidity kicked in and brought some merciful rain with it. With this kind of extreme heat, I … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts On Meditation…
Since the workload was lighter over the past week and change, I was able to settle into a bit more of a structured routine with my fitness again. Day fifteen was an absolute rest day: I was completely exhausted. Day sixteen was a walk: Lara and I took our small fuzzball for an hour long … Continue reading Days Fifteen Through Twenty-Three…