What's inspiring and encouraging you these days? While people in our hometown have always seemed friendly to me, since we started social distancing, those in Poulsbo have turned their friendliness volume up a couple notches. I say this because every weekend Lisa and I have been going on long, four-mile walks, and time-and-again the people … Continue reading What if We Lived “Namaste”?
I frequently shake my head in disbelief at how kind and caring my daughter is. When I was 14 my world revolved around sports, fun with friends, school, and girls. The loving kindness Lara shows toward everyone wasn't even on my radar until well into my adulthood! Why? How did she blossom so quickly? Like … Continue reading Meditation on Breathing Divinity, Seeing Beauty, Feeling Kindness, and Being Love
We have a placard hanging in our house that reads: "Love Lives Here". This reminder isn't just true about our house, it's True about every person ever. Wouldn't it be grand and change the world if each of us wore a sign to remind ourselves and others of this? I read an eye-opening article by … Continue reading Meditation on Experiencing Heaven by Living All Namaste All the Time
You know how we typically pray with eyes closed and head bowed? From what I understand, it appears the early Christians prayed with their heads raised, because they understood we’re all masterpieces from a marvelous Maker and lowering their heads was a mark of shame. Is it good and important to be humble? For sure! They … Continue reading The Namaste Revolution
In yoga we generally end our practice with Namaste, meaning "the Divine in me sees and honors the Divine in you." This sweet, yet radical reminder mirrors my Christian tradition in that Namaste declares EACH of us has divine beauty, eliminates the borders between and within us, proclaims everyone essentially and fundamentally precious and good, and eliminates any … Continue reading Meditation on Breathe and Be to Connect to Big Bliss
Can I tell you a secret? You're AMAZING! You are a GIFT! A one of a kind MIRACLE, never seen before and never to be seen again. Why do I say that? Do you have a day? Seriously, I have SO many reasons for trusting this, but in the interest of time I'll name three. … Continue reading Meditation on Remembering You Belong, You’re Worthy, and You’re Loved