Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I found this little gem on Facebook the other day and had to save it.

Often something will pique my interest and even if I don't have time to think about it then I save it to think about later.

This has been bobbing around on the surface of my mind, poking me gently, listen, listen, think...

I have.

Things happen for a reason and we only have to open our minds and hearts to those learning experiences, even if we don't know quite what the lesson is.

I'm beginning to think that this means more than saying no to the PTA.

It's a way of living. An honest, kind, pleasant way to choose the right path.

The hard part is to decide what our Highest Priorities really are.

I'm not sure.

But I'm thinking it's best to listen to that big YES inside. Let it out, let it choose my path. That Yes I see as love, the love that fills that big space, the love that grows so big it leaves no room for fear and pain, the love that soothes like cool water and lights me up inside. The love that makes me more, bigger, infinite.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Online Dating

I've got a real love/hate relationship with online dating.

Unfortunately the men just aren't lining up at my door begging for attention. I'm not exactly a joiner when it comes to clubs and activities where I could potentially meet a mate. Besides, the ones I like probably don't join clubs either. They're out doing things, making things, building things, growing things, just doing. I'm doing things too and often while I skip along on my merry way I wish so much for a person to share this beauty with.

So, there I go, off to the latest online dating site. I've got definite opinions on a few of them but the latest has been the best yet. Putting yourself out there on the net is tougher than you'd think.  You end up doing a lot of soul searching, who am I, what do I want, what exactly do I want?

Being truthful is the most important thing, you can't lie to the universe and hope it brings you the person who will fill your reservoir with cool clear water.

However, there is always a catch, always the too good to be true, always the little thing they hadn't had time to tell you. You find that your big open heart has led you into the lion's den again, there to be ripped into tiny little pieces and spat out on the ground.

What's the answer? The drive to find a loving partner is strong. The wish to not be torn to shreds over and over is strong too. Do I get any wiser along the way? I know that I am unable to guard my heart, that vulnerability is me.

There is something to learn here. I'll keep learning and growing and eventually I'll be ready for whoever the universe sends me.


Sunday, April 20, 2014


These are from the spiritual community Ananda. They open their glorious gardens to the public in April.

Click this photo, that tree is filled with wisteria, incredibly.

I've been a sucker for columns all my life. If it's groaning with huge wisteria vines, so much the better.

I sat here and watched the fishes gliding through the water and I could feel the years and years of contemplative peace soak into my soul.

In fact, the entire place is just saturated with deep and thoughtless peace. You can imagine living there, throwing off the useless and embracing the truth, whatever it means to you.


Friday, April 11, 2014

When everything bursts....

Life is good, as magical and beautiful as these flowers. More to catch up on but right now we're going outside for a nice hike.