The Wobble

I’ve been having a Leave the Quest Test lately.  That part in the story where someone wants to go home, like the Hobbits dreaming of second breakfast. Or when Han Solo gets fed up with young wanna-bes and takes back his ship and agency.  You know, wanting it to be different. Christian theology calls it…

Telling the Truth

I wrote about trust last as a reflection for my new program ASCEND, which is also about empowerment and truth.  Turns out I haven’t been living up to any of them. When I tell people the truth about ASCEND, their faces open with some kind of laughter.  I need that! they say.  When I couch…

Why I Trust You

Lately I’ve been tracking how I trust.  Wow.  We are immersed. Traveling reveals the beauty.  In the last several days, I’ve enjoyed the convenience and efficiency of using the Uber ride platform.  Bonus: interesting conversations and connecting.  For a minute slice of time, strangers ease into parallel, possibly intimate experiences.  I heard about Randy’s post-divorce…

Dispatch from the Edges

I’m feeling a little lost these days.  I’m usually assured about my path.  I remain assured about my purpose.  The path just got harder, and I’m uncertain about how to live my purpose now. I’m not sure which feels worse~ that my country choose someone completely unfit for our highest office, or that my country…

Being selfless means….happiness?

“The more selfless you become, the more you will find that you have a kind of freedom…”  Swami Rama, Art of Joyful Living What to do with this self. This little self with desires, passions, the need for recognition… all hijacking freedom by courting specific outcomes. The trick to understanding this instruction is paradoxical. In…

I Wasn’t Exactly Homeless…

…because I have a car, office and sheep wagon.  Fortunately I never needed to sleep in the first two. All summer I stashed stuff in all three places, hoping no one would notice.  Oh look, Renee’s clothes are hanging in her car again, she must be moving today.  Then my car finally needed replaced, which…

Wanting Things to Be Different

Boy Howdy, this is a tough one. I’ve been tracking myself for a few weeks, noticing how this desire throws me out of equilibrium. We can spend a whole day doing this. A lighter schedule. I wish had more time to….  A relationship to have more serenity. A job less demanding.  A body less tired.…