For the soul

In Memoriam

In Memoriam
March 20, 2013
For the soul

“Grief is neither a disorder nor a healing process; it is a sign of health itself, a whole and natural gesture of love. Nor must we see grief as a step toward something better. No matter how much it hurts—and it may be the greatest pain in life—grief can be an end in itself, a pure expression of love.” ~Gerald May It has been a longer break than anticipated; Life has shown us again how unpredictable it can be.  A few weeks ago, my nephew passed away unexpectedly.  He was a young man, struggling through life with so many talents and gifts.  He suffered the cruelty of our conformist culture and the pain too many suffer from the systematic exclusion of what is deemed “different”.  He was smart, inquisitive, caring, tender, and so very special to all of us. I have taken time to grieve and honestly, whether my house …Read more

After a long hiatus…

March 24, 2012
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“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” ― Pema Chödrön It has been a long time since my last post.  This is due partly to what life sent us over the past months and my pondering whether to continue the blog.  One of the main reason for debating the survival of the blog was the incredible amount of work spam creates, fake users, and abuse of every kind which unfortunately in now common place in cyberspace but impedes the progress and leaves a sour taste in your mouth on some days.  The advent of internet has opened so many doors but the problem of security, unscrupulous people have unfortunately also made it much less user friendly than it should be.  For our schooling, it has opened a world of possibilities, connection with other like-minded people but the anonymity has facilitated the work …Read more

Global Healing Meditation for Japan

March 18, 2011
For the soul

Where there is love there is life. Gandhi (1869 – 1948) It has been hard to find the desire or inspiration to write the past week.  The pictures from Japan, the incredible pain and suffering the Japanese people have had to endure are heartbreaking.  I strongly believe in the power of prayer, no matter what its form.  As we all help in any material and physical way we can, praying for them, sending them healing energy to support them emotionally will also mean and help a lot.  The Deepak Chopra Center scheduled a Live Global Healing Meditation Monday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m. (EDT).  These global meditations are an incredibly powerful experience, and I believe they do help to support those we keep in our hearts.  Join if you can, I know the time is not the easiest for those overseas. Namaste

Information overload…

Information overload…
March 6, 2011
For the soul

But it is vital to remember that information – in the sense of raw data – is not knowledge; that knowledge is not wisdom; and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these. Arthur Clarke I have been ruminating this one for weeks, months…  What happens to all the hours in the day?  Why can it take so much longer to complete some projects?  I have tacking how my days are spent, and I was surprised at how much time is spent sifting through information.  There are emails, newspapers, phone interruptions, books, research results on specific projects, etc. I have an analytical mind, maybe a slight tendency to perfectionism, and especially a curious mind which generates a lot of questions, ideas.  This leads to an accumulation of articles, links, books, etc.  The amount of available information seems to have multiplied beyond our …Read more