Breathing Peace

I just returned from the place I go once a year for a  solo personal retreat. Each time I go I experience a deeper spiritual awareness yet it also is a validation of how simple finding inner peace is. As I hiked alone through desert terrain close to spacious mountains I knew I was in…Read more »

Claiming Peace

A tree never forgets its roots anymore than I can forget the skin covering my body. Recently I visited my hometown, and made a surprising discovery. I was only there for two full days…to have my annual physical and to check out the burial markers of my parents who  both left this world in 2017.…Read more »

Home

I know many people who would never dream of leaving their home town, the home that holds all their belongings, or the place they have resided for a very long time. As the holidays are approaching, my thoughts return to the home of my childhood, those life long memories with my family of origin. Those…Read more »

Are You Distracted?

“ Distracted from distraction by distraction” ( T.S. Eliot) Distraction: Something that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else Internal distractions: Thoughts, conflicts, obsessive thinking, and emotional states of being External distractions: Noises, people talking, temperatures, odors, electronics, and technology When I was growing up in the 1950-1960’s I had no internet but…Read more »