Thursday, January 31, 2013


"Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time."  -  Maya Angelou

Yes.  Heart breaks remind us that we are living, and frankly I can't help but to smile through it.  Given the option - I will choose love every time.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


"Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, and looks to God alone; laughs at impossibilities, and cries it shall be done."
Charles Wesley

The fastest way to break a promise is to stop caring; and the surest way to keep it is to stay in the light of it.  Abdu'l-Baha (a central figure in the Bahai Faith) stated "As ye have faith so shall your powers and blessings be."  I used to confuse doubt as the polar of faith, the way many do with courage and fear.  I don't want to share my inner dialogue here, but sometimes we do need to hold to the understanding (and even hope) that Faith will also guide our doubts and fears so that we may come into the light.  To trust our instincts and the nature of love, rather than that of social pretense and niceties   It requires everything of us so that we may feel all of it in its fullest.  To empty ourselves of self and to be able to stand before all and state:  BE.  And, it will be.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


"My favorite things in life don't cost any money.  It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time."  - Steve Jobs

Early one morning it hit me how much I love my bed, the top sheet messy under the comforter and how one end is tucked in while the other loose.  it got me to thinking about some favorite things, like:  the look in someone's eyes when they are filled with love and light (and you feel your eyes emanating that same love and light) when you connect, or that first lick of soft chilled ice cream on that hot summer day (even though I don't do dairy anymore, I remember that feeling and still say prayers for the inventors of ice cream, gelato, sorbet, etc), or that moment you see someone and you know:  our souls ARE friends...we just now have caught up to what they have known all along.

So, here is to favorite things...  and may we all have time for the people and things we love.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


"Keep your face to the sunshine and you can not see a shadow."  ~  Helen Keller

Once trust is injured and confidence tarnished it is hard to come back.  So the relationship must need to shift into something new in order to rebuild, or the hard choice of letting go.  And, sometimes, what we need to determine is to what degree have we been truly injured (and was it of our own doing).

With that thought, I am back to chasing the sun and allowing it to burn away the doubts and hesitations and while at times it may sting...this cleansing is long overdue.