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I have a private practice as a Spiritual Director, I'm an interfaith minister with Buddhism being my primary practice, and currently work as a nurse at the local hospice and in senior care. I am finishing my studies toward a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology. Previous to this, I spent three years training to become a Buddhist monk. That followed an eleven year career in cognitive neuropsychology and brain electrophysiology. I am fluent in cat and hopeless at making a really good trifle.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Second Half of Breathing

Today has just been one of those days. I kept running into...inspiration. And not having a clue what to do next.

Ordinarily, this would not seem to be a problem for me. I have spent too many days of my life wandering around in deep funks, fogs, and pits of despair. During these times I would long for just a tiny bit of inspiration to get me going. Just a little spiritual kick in the pants to get the energy moving.

Today I just found moment after moment of "Oh! And I could do this!..." "Oh! Or I could do that!" "Oh! And what about this??..." It seems like all those books and workshops and CD's on manifesting have all done their job and my life is popping up daisies and roses and lake-side properties in Canada just waving hello and calling out, "Here we are!! Just like you asked!" (OK, to be fair, I don't remember the Canada part, but I wasn't very specific so...)

Oh...the problem? Well, inspiration after inspiration after inspiration ends up leading me to do little more than hold my breath. I forget to participate in the second half of breathing....exhaling. Letting it out, letting it go. That is the part of the cycle of manifestation that I so often forget. It is here and the Eternal is now asking of me: Are you as willing to let it out as you are to let it in? This is the question of the Still, Small Voice that is neither insistant nor resistant. And so may I learn to be through the stilling of my mind, the quieting of my heart, the small moment of breathing out and letting all be at peace.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

What's New?

All things new are being reviewed, considered, vowed. Re-solutions: The opportunity to look at the ways of reacting and inter-acting that did not work in the past and revise, re-think, repair them.

At this dawn of the year 2007 I wish you all that you wish for yourselves. May you be well, may you be at peace.

"There is a gap or space between stimulus and response, and...the key to both our growth and happiness is how we use that space."—Viktor Frankl

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Questions Seeking Answers

Here are some intriguing questions that you might ponder as you continue on your journey today...

*What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

*What would you want if you knew you didn't have to be unhappy about not getting it?

*Imagine you are at your own funeral. What do people say about you - not from the pulpit but in whispered voices at the back of the room? What would you like them to say?

*What would you do with your money if you had all you could ever need?

*How would you live your life if you knew you were going to die feeling perfectly healthy in five years?

*What would you feel you've missed if you found out that you had 24 hours to live?

*Imagine you are on your deathbed and you have had a wonderful life. What are the four or five things you are most glad that you did?

(questions courtesy of