Monthly Archives: January 2012

joy and suffering

“In the spiritual path, joy and suffering follow one another like two feet, and you come to a point of not minding which ‘foot’ is on the ground. You realize, on the contrary, that it is extremely uncomfortable hopping all … Continue reading

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heart

last night as i was driving downtown to go dancing, i heard the song on the radio that i’ve assigned to my new relationship. two minutes into the song, i began thinking about my old relationship. three minutes later i … Continue reading

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minnesota confessions

confession: ex-husbands–i don’t have any. i don’t want any. i didn’t want an ex-wife either, but i got one. i have two, in fact. sometimes you get what you never wanted. i’ve got to practice more grace with that. confession: … Continue reading

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hugging

years ago i started blogging as an exercise in revealing myself. i was afraid of being known, which covered a deeper fear of being unlovable if people truly knew me. i revealed most of the unlovable parts: addictions (including an eating … Continue reading

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changing direction

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” –Lao Tzu this quotation floats behind the screen of my mind when i hear my voice raising. in one of my significant relationships, i hear my … Continue reading

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deleterious confessions

confession: he used the word “deleterious” correctly in common conversation. that turns me on.  confession: i’ve never used the word “deleterious” in common conversation, although i’ve written it into college papers. confession: smart is hot. smarter is hotter. i search for people’s … Continue reading

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don’t stop

i spent saturday with more than a dozen of my spirit grandmothers. these women acutely, directly nurture my soul. they love me without reason. they celebrate my presence. they assume that i am much younger than my years. they don’t believe me when i … Continue reading

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