Fear is something we all face at one point in life or another. Fear of death, fear of loneliness or fear of an illness. I faced fear two winters ago and, since then, am trying to put my feelings into words that will help me, and anyone else who reads them, find strength to turn fear into grace.
What excuses actually work? The short answer is… none of them.
If you are like everybody else I know, you have found that excuses show up with monotonous regularity and come from many directions.
How are you using creativity in your daily life? Each of us is continually creating our world. Creativity isn’t something that happens somewhere else; something that only certain people have. Every time you draw a breath, you interact with the whole Universe to make life happen.
Spring is never quite the way you think it’s going to be. It starts off looking all mellow and warm, with gentle breezes, and then, turns cold and damp, with blustery wind that says, “I am not yet done telling you something.”
All day long, you make decisions – some large, some small. Each one of them reflects the things that you feel are important. What is the basis for this or that decision? It’s something that may not be immediately apparent as you go about your day, dealing with events, people, circumstances.
When this time of year rolls around, it usually triggers a wistful feeling, a sense of completion and a sense of loss. The summer has clearly fled; autumn is in full expression, and we stand, watching leaves fall, wondering what winter will bring.
This last summer, here in Big Sur, California, we were transformed by fire. The Soberanes Fire, started by a careless camper with an illegal campfire, became the longest-burning fire in the history of Monterey County.
You know that elusive light that hovers over the wetlands in the twilight? It moves around and changes color, much as meteors do…
In the cave of the deep lies the spring of the heart. – Rumi
Nature shows us how the unseen comes forth to nourish the seen. All that we see, hear, or know, comes from the unknown and returns there after its form is completed. The limitless energy of the Universe gives life to what we perceive, mysteriously forming new experiences around us. These are the times that we know as our lives.