When Great Trees Fall By Maya Angelou When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare,Continue reading “When Great Trees Fall”
Tag Archives: grief
What You’re Feeling is Grief
I’ve been saying this to folks in my circle for the past few months. In the West we don’t deal with grief particularly well. We want it done and over with; whether it’s others or ourselves. Well, it just doesn’t work that way. Click through to read the article. For some, the tools we haveContinue reading “What You’re Feeling is Grief”
Over the past 36 hours, for me, it has been mostly about self care. Watching my emotions, acknowledging them, but not identifying them as who I am. Part of that self care has been listening to music. This is a piece I will play for savasana when time permits. When I woke up yesterday (NovemberContinue reading “Self Care”
Is ‘Letting Go’ All That?
As we border on the Autumnal Equinox, it is a terrific time for reflection and self-inquiry. The leaves falling exposing bare branches is a gentle reminder to us of the fleeting nature of all things. This equinox is the duality between the light and dark that exists in each of us as well as theContinue reading “Is ‘Letting Go’ All That?”
Learning to Grieve
As practitioners, we’ve all heard the quote “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Whether rightly or wrongly attributed to the Buddha, we can all enumerate moments when a lesson and/or teacher presented at exactly the right time. The other day as I perused my Twitter feed, Baba Ram Dass tweeted a linkContinue reading “Learning to Grieve”
September (and Beyond) Happenings!
Even as I border on an upcoming rather significant birthday (translation: I’m OLD!), September still feels like a time of new beginnings, to learn something new, and provides additional space for reflection. As we move towards the end of the easy livin’ of Summer, we might feel rejuvenated and energized to take on new challenges.Continue reading “September (and Beyond) Happenings!”