A lovely midsummer day with brilliant early morning sun and a lovely cooling breeze! We have had two days of sun in a row, with another couple to come! Abundant sunshine with rain every three or four days during the growing season is a boon! I've been thinking about identity lately. Maybe I should say … Continue reading The Challenge of Being Human
I have come to believe that, in our lives, the small things are as important as the large ones, that the Monarch butterfly dying on the frosty late season milkweed, the heartbreak and suffering that follows the loss of relationship, and the birth of a child, when held dear, all yield meaning, creating the very … Continue reading The Human Face of Suffering
In hard times, we are invited to open our hearts, recognize our relatedness to all beings, and understand the social and historical forces creating suffering in our lives. We are invited to be bridges of healing between the generations. To open our hearts is to offer solace to a suffering world.
Humanity insists we care and work. Humility teaches us to have compassion, to breathe, and to let go. Shamanism insists we find balance. These can be very challenging lessons.