Friday, July 29, 2011

fears and dreams

I watched this video this morning.  Some pieces are a little cliche, but I thought that the idea of fears and dreams being the center of who we are is very true.

My greatest fears and my greatest dreams define who I am.   Sometimes I'm not even consciously aware of all of my fears and dreams.  Yet I make the bulk of my daily decisions and major life-changing choices around them.   I also think I have the ability to change and manipulate my fears and dreams if I have the courage to.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Alive and Moving.
Growing and flourishing.
Pregnant with Life
and Love.
Awake and

Thursday, July 7, 2011

the muddy road

Tanzan and Ekido were once travelling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.

“Come on, girl,” said Tanzan at once.
Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself.

“We monks can’t be near females,” he told Tanzan, “especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?”

“I left the girl there,” said Tanzan. “Are you still carrying her?”

[Originally found here]

Monday, July 4, 2011

finding good friends


we all crave it and long for it... To be loved-- that is what is.

B and i talked about friendship one night. people desire closeness, but the truth of it is that we will only have a few friendships that will last a lifetime- only a handful of intimate friendships. when B said that, i thought that that was one of the saddest things i'd heard in a while. i couldn't help but think, "i only get a few? a FEW is all i can hope for?" she said what it really comes down to is convenience- whoever's around. it's so true.

no wonder people don't feel as though their lives are fulfilled unless they get married.