Content Tagged ‘spiritual practice’

The Rhythms of Resilience

March 3, 2020 | Tags: , , , , , ,

yellow crocus open in the sun

Rhythms of Resilience I’m watching for the first delicate crocuses to break through the hardened crust of the March ground. Yellow, purple and white, their short blooms open like small cups of sunlight. But by night, the delicate blossoms close up, waiting until dawn coaxes them to yawn agape again. Their daily opening and closing […]

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The Heart’s Work of Repair

February 14, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

My grandfather knew how to keep time moving. Head bent over the wooden jeweler’s bench at the back of his jewelry store and peering through a small magnifying loop attached to his glasses, he repaired watches. He patiently disassembled gears and springs, then putting them back together so they could once again keep time. In this […]

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Democracy Is a Crowded Thing

March 1, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

This week, attending a town hall meeting with my congressional representative, I was lucky to get a chair. Others stood, filling the banquet hall of a country restaurant despite the fact that we’d had less than 24 hours’ notice and it was mid-morning on a weekday. I thought of other representatives’ recent town hall meetings […]

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