I have now made it to my 59th birthday. And I have to say . . . this past year made those clichés about aging and health the truth for me! The weather has caused some aches over the years - but nothing like since my double knee replacement in September. If you want to … Continue reading On turning 59: Growing older
My sister asked me this the other night: "So what do you DO on a silent retreat?" It's a good question, one that worried me tremendously on my first silent retreat 14 years ago. On centering prayer retreats and spiritual direction retreats (like the one I went on last week at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat … Continue reading So what do you DO on a silent retreat??
You'd think I'd have learned this during my cancer journey. There is no "waiting." There is only NOW. "Waiting" takes me out of the NOW. And waiting necessarily needs expectation. Another thing I should have gotten beyond, should have learned to let go of, during my cancer journey. Have no expectations. These last weeks … Continue reading There is NO “waiting”