I am so grateful for the capacity to practice gratitude, to be able to still genuinely see the beauty in a year that has been so full of chaos and loss. Ahh, this gift I treasure, to be someone leaned in to seeing the glass half full despite…

I am grateful that we are living in a time where old structures are dying, and we are being given an opportunity to choose again how we want to show up in the world and what type of world we want to co-create. It is a blessing to be in possession of a human heart that has shown us over and over again just how resilient it is. Today, I celebrate the human spirit’s ability to transcend pain; to find the good and remain in divine ceremony with hope, light, love. May we all intimately experience this day just how much there is to be grateful for. Namaste, Amen! ❤️

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happens better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
– Mary Oliver

Giving into joy feels like a radical act in these challenging times. I hope we all have the courage to be joy rebels. Have a great start to the week.

It’s okay to lose people. But never lose yourself.

grateful…

for allowing my heart to ache some, it comes and goes occasionally.

for taking a rest when needed,
for reading a good book,
for clouds dancing…

for mental stamina,
for not attaching,
for timing of the universe.

And realizing that if the world ends tomorrow, I’ve had a good life.

Grateful for embracing simplicity, it allows me to gradually purge from my life those commitments, activities, and people that do not benefit me in some (positive) way. The extra time I consequently gain can seem like vast, empty stretches of wasted potential. But as I learned to slow down (since the early 2008), I know that eliminating unnecessary rapidity from my experiences allows me to fill that time in a constructive, fulfilling, and agreeable way. I can relish my morning rituals, linger over quality time with loved ones, immerse myself wholeheartedly in what I have to do, and take advantage of opportunities to nurture myself every single day.

So grateful to wake up again today. To the softness of the grey, gloomy morning. To the gentle breeze, to the energetic sound of my plants. I am truly grateful for the gifts of life. I am grateful for the daily reminder that this life is not centered around my ego. I am grateful to realize that “rights” and “wrongs” are just a figment of my imagination. That it’s not my place to evaluate what’s “good” and what’s “bad”. I am grateful to have some people I can call friends, relating to each other with love, compassion, with deep respect and without any form of validation.

Today, I am grateful, I am mindful.

Today, I am only human. I make mistakes, I take and I expect some. I measure, judge, I waste this precious time, sometimes. I am human.

Today, I am grateful for I know it all teaches me to be a better person. I remain teachable. I remain humble and I keep my heart open for all that is yet to come.

I am so grateful to be able to share these thoughts in this space.


Loving this gorgeous mound of creamy white foliage touched with green and combined with the arrowhead-shaped foliage that creates an illusion of butterfly wings.
This wonderful plant is called syngonium white butterfly.

Grateful today for simple pleasures – a good mug of coffee, a great meditation sessiom, houseplants, embracing imperfection and getting some work done.🙏🏻

Now is just what’s happening because it is the only reality.

Zen zumai (zen way of living) upright, absorbed precisely into reality as it is, really creates my every step in life.

Right here; right now; this breath; this heartbeat. Life is lived exactly as we find it.

I can’t imagine living any other way.

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