Give thanks everyday (a thanksgiving day post)

Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday. Actually the only holiday I cared about at all. Certainly not because of history. The whole first thanksgiving story is rife with trauma, abuse and murder. I liked thanksgiving just because of what giving thanks means.

Illness as sacred journey…

“A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us.” — Deena Metzger It comes from this […]

Gratefulness

I’ve posted from Gratefulness.org before, Brother David Steindl-Rast’s website and community. He’s a wonderful man who was friends with Thomas Merton another amazing Catholic Monk. Here is a video that he narrates. Beautiful!!

A bit of inspiration

“A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us.” — Deena Metzger It comes from this […]

Gratefulness

I’ve posted from Gratefulness.org before, Brother David Steindl-Rast’s website and community. He’s a wonderful man who was friends with Thomas Merton another amazing Catholic Monk. Here is a video that he narrates. Beautiful!!  

A quote and some inspirational links to follow

“A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us.”     — Deena Metzger It comes from this […]

Are We Humans Terminally Insane or Just Waking Up?

by Paul Levy – How does anyone possibly express in words the state of collective madness that humanity has fallen into at this time in our history? As if in a hypnotic trance, our species is enacting a mass ritual suicide on a global scale, rushing as fast as we can towards our own self-destruction. We are destroying the biospheric life-support systems of the planet in so many different ways that it is as if we are determined to make this suicide attempt work—using a variety of methods as a perverse insurance policy, in case a couple of them don’t do the job. What modern-day humanity is confronted with, to quote the author and Trappist monk Thomas Merton, is “a crisis of sanity first of all.” …

Monica: healing documented

The archives of this blog now span over ten years. They are a record of a time in my life when I was learning and transforming at a rate unlike any other time in my life. I say this as a way of disclaimer. In the earlier years of this blog I am processing shock and […]

What If He Cries?

By Rick Belden

Each man is different, and will have different needs in different situations. He may, for example, have easier access to expressing his deeper emotions in response to the death of a beloved pet than he does in response to memories of being damaged and traumatized as a child. Women can use their intuition and their own felt sense, as well as their knowledge of the man and his history, to guide their actions in each case.… [click on title for the rest of the post]

More thoughts on being grateful

The theme continues: As Brother David Steindl-Rast says, whether one is religious or secular, it’s hard to argue against gratefulness. How much gratefulness we feel has little to do with whether life seems abundant or filled with hardship. On the contrary, it hinges on the degree to which we are prey to the delusion that we are […]