Life is not a straight line. It's a downpour of gifts, please – hold out your hand

Thank you for being here. I'm so glad you're here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Niska

I see her shadow first
casting orange
on the open
book. Then her slow,
breathing body
and see-through wings

She sits
on an empty
all six legs anchored
and still

The wind comes
gently at first
then with some force

But still, she stays.

I wonder
why she’s chosen
this branch
on this tree.
This tree
amongst so many

Receive, she says,

And I do.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Seven Attitudes of Mindfulness

1) Non-judging

2) Patience

3) Beginner's Mind

4) Trust

5) Non-striving

6) Accepting

7) Letting Go