You wanted us to practice radical presence this year. Complete, 100% involvement in the time we are in, with the people we are with, doing the things we are doing. Maybe I applied your teachings too well – because I was almost too in the moment. Whenever I walked into our space I never considered […]
Losing Touch, Gaining Touch
It’s 12am. Midnight. You’re too uncomfortable to fall asleep. Too occupied by the thoughts running through your head. You try to close your eyes, try to distance yourself from everything that has gone wrong. You open your eyes a little more than 40 seconds later because it’s all too loud. All of it is getting […]
A Last Hope: Written in Gratitude, Presented with Love
As the movie Schindler’s List progressed, I found myself growing attached to the once selfish Oskar Schindler, respecting his efforts to promote humanitarianism in a society clouded with prejudice and animosity. I was truly saddened, at the end of the film, when he addressed his Jewish workers, claiming that he would have to flee as […]
Gratitude is Contentment.
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus Gratitude. A word that I strive to encompass in my everyday mindset. I believe in living every moment to the fullest without worrying about all unanswered […]