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”
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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”