Living at the Threshold between Worlds

Evening has arrived early, padding stealthily down the mountain on soft cat’s paws. Though it is only afternoon, daylight fades beneath misty ribbons of cloud that wrap around this little cottage and weave beguilingly through the surrounding green lattice of leafy trees. Looking out through broad windows and sliding glass doors, my verdant world is…

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Living Deliberately (Even in Blue)

I’m struggling lately, wrestling with a deep blue sadness in the depths of my soul. I feel the somatic urge to pull inwards into an invisible shell, a subtle rounding of shoulders as my chest collapses and breath grows shallow. Instead, rather than caving in, I am standing barefoot on the earth, breathing deep into…

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Spiritual Practice vs Soul Practice

So, there I was on Twitter, ‘tweeting’ my little heart out even though nobody is listening (yet) while trying to figure it out and learn my way around. Going through a list of authors in my head and seeing which ones might be on Twitter to follow, I stumbled across Thomas Moore’s profile. He wrote…

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In the Spirit of O’Keeffe: A Life Lived Deliberately

I’m not really a hermit. Living high up on the mountain in Maui at the end of a road (or other remote places I have resided in the past), it’s an accusation that has been leveled at me more than once. I’ve even jokingly referred to myself as a hermit but, really, it’s a bit…

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