the blessing of you

the blessing of you

I’ve been listening to a person in my life tell me some difficult stories about what’s going on with them. I’m trying to learn how to listen with compassion without getting caught up. There is nothing I can do except to listen. It doesn’t feel like much, but it is...
The blessing of color

The blessing of color

I love playing with rainbows. My husband taught me the acronym ROY G BIV. It stands for the colors of the rainbow: read, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. (Fun fact: it was Isaac Newton who decided we should divide the spectrum into seven colors.) I use...
the blessing of breath

the blessing of breath

My breathing is “compromised” these days. I can’t get a deep enough breath to finish a sentence. When I sing, I just hit some of the notes while I spend others inhaling. Every other night I use a BiPAP machine. (I wish it were every night, but the mask damages my...
Called to give thanks

Called to give thanks

Recently, at a meditation retreat, they piped in three different sound streams. Meditators were surrounded by two kinds of music and one foreign language radio station while they were encouraged to still their minds. The cacophony blended to a sort of sound landscape...