mary oliver

When enduring tragedy, it is important to lean upon the practices that bring you joy and keep you focused.
I have always loved the messages Mary Oliver writes about. I saw a quote from her recently that said, "With growth into adulthood, responsibilities claimed me, so many heavy coats. I didn't choose them, I don't fault them, but it took time to reject them. Something is wrong, I know it, if I don't keep my attention on eternity."
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
As Khalil Gibran once said, "Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.
I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.
Here are five writers who have helped me survive -- poets and spiritual teachers, some who have known depression intimately. Use their words as you like. Disregard what doesn't speak to you. This is not a self-improvement program, only a suggested reading list. Ask for help. You are not alone.
If anyone could predict which books will sell, publishing wouldn't be the dumb business it really is. Publishers have always made their livings guessing, pretending we have fingers on the pulse of what readers want and need.
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-- though
Now I have two poems to read each Veterans Day. One to ensure those who have suffered never leave my purpose and my life, and the second, to remind me that this is my purpose and that this is my life.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness