Meditation on Breathing Love

Have you ever said something hurtful or dumb, and wished you could hit the rewind button to make it so the words never came out?  As Lisa and I watched the Seahawks game, while I was taunting the other team for frequently complaining to the refs over trivial things (my first mistake), I called them … Continue reading Meditation on Breathing Love


Choosing Joy/Stubborn Gladness

Sorrow everywhere.  Slaughter everywhere.  If babies are not starving someplace, they are starving Somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils.   Thus begins Jack Gilbert’s hope-filled and realistic poem “A Brief for the Defense”.  The very next words continue by saying:   But we enjoy our lives because that’s what God wants. Otherwise the mornings before … Continue reading Choosing Joy/Stubborn Gladness

Meditation on Effortless Doing and Living IN the Flow

What words come to mind when you think of "life", as in your or my life?  Some of my favorite words to sum up a thriving and flourishing life are "flow", "dance", "play", and "love".  I think the more we experience reality in ways that line up with these images, the more blissful and incredible things get … Continue reading Meditation on Effortless Doing and Living IN the Flow