There seems to be a lot of too much going around. My friends are too busy and too tired. And so am I. That seems to be a common symptom of our society. We work too hard and play too hard. We fill every moment with activity. We even seem to feel guilty if we … Continue reading Sometimes it’s just too much
Yesterday I shared Pema Chodron's telling of the story of pursuing tigers above a cliff and waiting tigers below and a mouse gnawing on the escape vine. And choosing to enjoy the strawberry that was right there. The story triggered memories of a few of my dreams of late. I've dreamed of tigers pursuing me … Continue reading Synchronicities: I suppose tigers are next . . .
I've had two or three or four dreams of tigers pursuing me these last few months. And then I read Pema Chodron's Quote of the Week. And I remember the delicious strawberries I enjoyed in Savannah a couple of weeks ago. So juicy, so red, so sweet. From Pema Chodron: "There is a story of … Continue reading Of Tigers and Strawberries
“When we protect ourselves so we won't feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of of the heart.” ― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times I read this Pema Chodron book several years ago, and her image of armor has stuck with me. I've … Continue reading Taking off my armor