“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Thirty six years ago this month, at the tender age of seven, I was indirectly struck by lightning. It was such a memorable experience, that … Continue reading
to be a human is a funny sort of thing like a breeze at dawn – ku 8-15-14 It is a well known fact that “humaning” is often difficult for me. “My first world is humanity. My second world is … Continue reading
The world has hidden treasures
among the mire.
Gold lies among the fallen trees,
trash heaps and soiled waters.
Humans, those who we curse and judge,
are quietly doing things to
help the entire Uni-Verse.
There is good everywhere,
if only we decide to see it.
For years I was not happy with Western Medicine. Their tools, I thought, were of pain, misery and greed. With full intent to hurt, physicians would lance their steely glances upon their patients — just secretly waiting to inflict more monetary sadness.
This has not been the case as I walk the health/wellness journey with my two youngest children. Instead all the medical persons inform me of what is best for children and adults. Little to no technology, whole foods, Yoga, exercise, your community, meditation…all these things are what make a human body work in the best form. Even in my most “crunchy” of mindful parenting, the New Healers are counseling me to listen to my inner mother – the one that feels silenced by a culture of Things, Stuff and Hurry.
Humility is not something worn like a mantel, or gilded cloak from the finest weavers. It is quiet. Rarely do you know when it arrives, due to the tip-toe feet that carry it into your heart.
Everybody I love you. Everybody I do.
“19) The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth is the excitement of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the foolish wisdom of flesh, the seventh is the wrathful … Continue reading
“Let everything happen to you Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final” ― Rainer Maria Rilke “Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.” — Genesis 18:4New … Continue reading
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola There is a recurring dream I have. My body is surrounded by … Continue reading
“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…” ― Nicholas Sparks “Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” ― Jean Racine
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in … Continue reading
“The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most.” ― Thomas Merton
It has been a long time since my last writing here. The usual reason(s) for time away from my blog are not there this time, as my little family has been dealing with some pretty significant health stuff. In tandem with this, all my technology outlets and tools decided to revolt at the same time. Everything is as it should be.
Tomorrow I’ll post a little more of what is shaking on down the Upton Family Tree. For now, however, it just feels nice to be back in the saddle…
having completed the initiation work I went home to play ~ KU – May 2, 2014