Category Archive for 'Stillness'

A Forgiveness Ritual

I recently posted this proposed Forgiveness Ritual on a site for a group I am involved in at, as it was requested of us to contribute something utilizing Ed Bastian’s conceptualizations around interspiritual meditation, ritual,  and/or other practices. I thought I would post it here as well. Enjoy! A Proposed Interspiritual Ritual for Working […]

Mercy Rose

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”                                                                                                                        William Shakespeare On a contemplative walk through the gardens at Mercy Center last fall, I took a photograph of a rose with my cell phone camera. My husband, James, then painted his impression of it. How wonderful […]

Present Moment

     “The song sings itself from the still small voice within, and we trust in not knowing what comes next.”   Stephen Levine (2013)                                                                                                                                         From the book Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of Compassion, p. 57  

Compassion as a Way of Life Workshop at La Casa de Maria

You may wish to attend a wonderful workshop coming up at La Casa de Maria Sept. 27-29th, facilitated by a very special couple who walk their talk. Here is the description provided as well as the link for registration: Compassion as a Way of Life: Becoming the Bodhisattvas that We Already Are with Radhule Weininger […]

Compassion Practices

  Photo by Shanthi Bhavana There are almost 4000 citations in the current psychological literature on mindfulness practices and the benefits to emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Extending from the research on mindfulness, there is a burgeoning area of research on Compassionate Care Therapy (CCT) and other compassion-based practices and related topics (i.e., empathy, the […]

A Bowl of Water

≈ A bowl of water On a windowsill Be still In your heart And know This place In silent moments Each day ≈  

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