Perfect amidst imperfection.

Perfect amidst imperfection. Written August 9, 2017   Sometimes the absence of something is the trigger to realize it is essential to our way of life. Writing is like that for me. Academic writing, free writing, journal writing, blog writing, sketching, or some other form of creative expression through dance, yoga, music, art. From thisContinue reading “Perfect amidst imperfection.”

I see, I feel.

I see, I feel. I see the shifting seasons before my eyes. As the leaves fall from branches willing to let go. I feel it in my bones. As the breeze calms through the open sills.   My progress today helps me plan for tomorrow. I give myself time to be in it. To getContinue reading “I see, I feel.”

Meet yourself where you are.

Meet yourself where you are. This is the practice. Are you showing up for yourself? Are you meeting yourself where you are? Take a moment. Breathe in. Breathe out. Ground your feet into the Earth. Feel the air on your skin. Feel the kiss of your breath at the tip of your nose. Feel theContinue reading “Meet yourself where you are.”

Finding light in love.

Do you ever find yourself caught in a storm of thoughts, ideas, and possibilities? Have you tried writing them all down? Writing • Reading • Dreaming • Loving • Cleaning • Being • Creating • Singing • Dancing • Cooking • Believing • Surprising • Sleeping • Smiling • Noticing • Breathing• Laughing This is where I find my light.Continue reading “Finding light in love.”

Authentic self.

I’m learning to live more true to myself. This means letting go of judgement, of fear, of resentment, of criticism to the point of stagnation. In an ongoing healing journey, I am coming home to myself in the sense of living from a place of truth. My intention is to live, to fully live, withoutContinue reading “Authentic self.”

Gratitude first. 

I have a habit of recounting all the “have nots” and “should haves” and “if onlys.”  These leave me in a place of trapped emotion and regret. Instead, I seek to cultivate gratitude. Let’s take an example from writing. As I reflected upon the day I started to tell myself a story – “I didContinue reading “Gratitude first. “

Seeing the unseen. 

In seeking to see the unseen we seek hidden truths. Treasure that remains dormant until harvested and unearthed. It is through the practice of seeking to see the unseen that we come to a greater sense of awareness. Some truths can only be sensed or felt. Perhaps you enjoy the embrace of friend, or aContinue reading “Seeing the unseen. “

Fullness.

With a greater sense of awareness, I am learning to feel full. Fullness to me means completeness, happiness, and success. Success in this case is not measured by worldly accomplishments, gold stars, or publications, but rather by doing what I love. Doing what I love has taken great time, attention, and awareness to cultivate. It takes dedication,Continue reading “Fullness.”

Notice, in silence. 

I sit in silence to notice the conversations. Who is swimming. Who is at the beach. How well they are doing. How much improvement and growth is evident.  I stand in silence to notice sensations and actions. My body is aching for movement and stretch. I lunge and twist and arch my back. My handsContinue reading “Notice, in silence. “