Surrender is Not a 4-Letter Word

Surrender is not a 4-Letter word. In a world smitten by self-reliance and strict self-determination, any association with the experience of surrender is quickly dismissed as a form of defeat, resignation, weakness, or powerlessness. Salty expressions of indignance at the concept of “giving up the battle to win the war” or that admitting weakness isContinue reading “Surrender is Not a 4-Letter Word”

The Pandemic Pause

The pandemic pause places our public and private lives in a pernicious position, and a precarious one at that. Pernicious because of it’s harmful effect on our systems and our psyche especially in a pronounced and prolonged way. Precarious because each day we experience insecurity, and the real or imagined likelihood of social or personalContinue reading “The Pandemic Pause”

Enough is Enough is Enough

Enough. The word itself is strangely unfamiliar when seen visually as it is spelled, yet, when heard or said aloud, it triggers all kinds of associations mentally and emotionally. From the German word ‘genog’ or sufficient, the word enough mysteriously refers simultaneously to a significant lack of something, just the right amount of something, andContinue reading “Enough is Enough is Enough”

Sweet & Sad

Life passes while you wonder “what it is”. – Anthony De Mello We see signs of sweetness and sadness everywhere. And, where our attention goes, energy flows. As our lives continue to unfold, moment by moment, day by day, we realize more and more that we are observers and participants in both our internal worldsContinue reading “Sweet & Sad”

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 1

We didn’t get “1st Chair” this morning. We got the “2nd wave” of skiers and riders. Wow! Was that sun and sky and glistening snow glorious. Now this is living! Riding that chairlift with one of my sons was super fun. What made it even better was the spontaneous, very brief, chit-chat about “2nd Place”.Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 1”