Making Choices

In her book, Another Country, Navigating Emotional Terrain of Our Elders, Mary Pipher talks about the 5 R’s. These are, in no particular order, Relaxation, Relationships, Results, Respect, and Realization. She suggests that as we age we keep the 5 R’s in the forefront of our mind and as we choose to do things, weContinue reading “Making Choices”

Happy New Year

As the year end approaches many people write goals for the new year. Do you?  If you are looking to make changes in your life, end of a year does provide a nice segueway to letting go of habits that no longer serve you. Some people create vision boards, with pictures of what they wouldContinue reading “Happy New Year”

To Rekindle

Compassion itself is seen to be The seed of a rich harvest, water for growth And the ripened state of long enjoyment. Therefore, at the start I praise compassion.  By Chandrakirti As the year ends and a new one begins allowing compassion to grace our mind and heart is a rekindling. A lot of timesContinue reading “To Rekindle”

Perspective

Life is all about perspective. What some people find stressful, others find motivating. What disturbs people’s minds is not events but their judgements of events (Epictetus 100 A.D.) Where a certain situation might invoke fear in one person, in another a sense of adventure is renewed. In any given moment you have the choice ofContinue reading “Perspective”

Connecting with Nature

Time to Pause Photograph by Shobhna Taking time to connect with nature and reflecting on the beauty around me creates joy and peace within me. Even if its a momentary pause, it is so worth it.  Breathing in the cool air, taking in the lusciousness of the trees and feeling the bounce of the bridgeContinue reading “Connecting with Nature”

A Purpose Full Life

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve….You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. –Martin Luther King, Jr. I believe having a purpose is about serving. Continue reading “A Purpose Full Life”

Freedom to choose

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space there is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom. ~Viktor Frankl Sometimes we make decisions in the spur of the moment and sometimes we think about it for years. Whether based on timing, emotion,or necessity — eachContinue reading “Freedom to choose”

Flashing Neon Lights

Earlier today I read this quote and found it to be quite comforting. I also find it to be a wholehearted responsibility to follow one’s calling. A calling is a sense that your very being is implicated in what you do. You feel that you fit into the scheme of things when you do thisContinue reading “Flashing Neon Lights”