Tag Archives: Pain

Seeds of compassion

“Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to transform the calamity and misfortune into the path.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama I am not a coffee drinker so in the morning … Continue reading

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Try to find the joy in the moment

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” –  Henry David Thoreau My oldest thought she was having a bad day. One of her company’s clients was unhappy and her boss told … Continue reading

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There is no escape from the light

“Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen,  “Anthem”    When I was a kid my bedroom was up in the attic of our house. … Continue reading

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A Poem: Ride through the pain

The light is in front me, a distances hard to judge I recognize the colors that have bathed my being before Others accompany me on this journey, though I won’t ask for favors Pride prevents me from grasping their hand, sincere gestures … Continue reading

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Characters

My wife and I traveled up to a small mountain community Sunday to “celebrate” Father’s Day. It is the same community we rode our bicycles too on Saturday morning. The difference, the trip took us, one-way, two hours to pedal … Continue reading

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Banging our heads

For the last three years a female cardinal (yes I know the difference) has journeyed to our home late January through mid March. I realize this doesn’t sound very interesting but what she does during the day, everyday is. This … Continue reading

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