October 2, 2019
Meditation - The Intellectual vs The Knowing
If you have an intellectual leaning, it is very easy to learn about meditation, what it can do for you and the transformation that it can bring. Books about meditation are a dime a dozen these days. Magazines devoted to mindfulness, an aspect of meditation, sit on the magazine racks in all good book shops and grocery stores.
September 25, 2019
The Exhaustion of a Family Visit
From my experience people visiting and staying in my home always requires a break in my routine. There is entertaining, showing around, just more going on and the house feeling busier and more full. I don’t say this to complain, just acknowledging what the welcoming of visitors entails.
September 14, 2019
Bullet Journal - A Place for Mind to Relax
- Meditation is giving a huge, luscious meadow to a restless cow. The cow might be restless for a while in its huge meadow but at some stage, because there is so much space, the restlessness becomes irrelevant. So the cow eats and eats and eats and relaxes and falls asleep.
- Chögyam Trungpa, The Myth of Freedom, pp. 48-9
September 12, 2019
When Shame Hits
- “Shame corrodes the part of us that believes we can do and be better.”
- Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown
August 25, 2019
Adapting to Transitions
Early summer this year was a time for travel. Family travel. Across the continental US to a family wedding and then across the Atlantic to visit with my parents. From there I turned around and headed back West to meet my wife on the US West Coast for a couple of days of r’n’r in West Marin, before finally crossing the Pacific again back to Maui.
July 31, 2019
Crossing The Threshold
Patrick Rhone recently shared a photograph with a quote in it, on his blog. The quote spoke to me of the meaning behind the title of this website, Crossing The Threshold.
The quote reads,
“Books and doors are the same thing. You open them and go through to another world.” ~ Jeanette Winterson