Exhale

Exhale

My current lifestyle doesn’t leave room for much of what is commonly understood as “spiritual discipline.” There’s simply no silence or solitude to be found, and I am not the master of my schedule, my diet, my sleep, and in many respects, my...
Very Behind

Very Behind

So I’m doing this A-Z challenge during the month of April, but I’m falling behind. I think today is supposed to be X, but I’m writing V…and that’s only because I did both T and U yesterday and skipped K weeks ago. But oh well, better late...
Tables

Tables

I read this recently and I loved the idea – the way it turns a daily task into a spiritual goal. I’ve been trying it. “A table can be so many things – from a desk to an altar. It is around the table that we gather for meals. At the table we...
Open Eyes, Open Heart

Open Eyes, Open Heart

Over fifteen years ago I set for myself a goal that I still have today – to keep both my eyes and my heart open. By eyes open I mean looking at things as they really are, no matter how hard the truth may be, never sugar coating or escaping. By heart open I mean...
Nurturing my Novitiates

Nurturing my Novitiates

Before having children I knew exactly what kind of mother I was going to be, and I very carefully honed the skills I would require. I imagined myself entrusted primarily with shy, sweet, sensitive daughters who needed gentle encouragement and patient engagement. These...
Lactation

Lactation

It is not easy for me to stop my mind from wandering and focus on what my body is doing this moment but today I manage to reign in my thoughts for a few seconds and notice. Notice that I am sitting in a rocking chair, gliding softly back and forth, holding my...