Hit-and-Run

Hit-and-Run

I would never call myself a pessimist, yet it seems clear to me (and I think most people would agree) that, over the course of the last several decades, our society has become less concerned with thoughtfulness toward others and increasingly focused on the individual....
As If

As If

The last of the Yamas and Niyamas (yoga’s 10 ethical precepts) is Ishvara Pranidhana, which has been translated as everything from “surrender to God” to “offering the fruits of one’s actions to the Divine” to “unshakeable faith in the guiding and protecting power of...
Why Practice?

Why Practice?

I keep coming back to Danna Faulds’ poem, The Pendulum Swings: Have patience. The pendulum that swung too far in one direction will swing back. At the moment of its turning, everything hangs in the balance. All the momentum of past actions is suspended in mid-air, and...
Little Healings

Little Healings

“Little things mean a lot,” the saying goes. And thank goodness. Hope, healing, relief – these aren’t to be found solely in large things. They don’t require a lavish trip, fantastic news from a doctor, a new love, a new job, a new home. Sometimes, thankfully, hope,...
Invisible Hands

Invisible Hands

Support. According to Merriam Webster – to bear, uphold, defend, assist, help, comfort. It’s also a noun – a brace, buttress, reinforcement, underpinning. It comes from 14th century Latin – subportare – “to carry from below”. To carry from below. How wonderful. How...