You! Pilgrim on the path to Vision—to the life worth living! Know that fear will find you. It will bang into your life like a bad guest, tower in the doorway, knock over the furniture, and scare the children. Fear takes up a lot of space, breaks the dishes, makes a mess in the bathroom. … Continue reading Nimble Vision
A calling begins as an awareness deep in the bones. Unheeded, the call emerges in problems, in conflicting feelings, in a sense of disconnect from the energy of life. Ignored, it pounds at the door of your life in headaches, illness, loss, crisis, and disturbing dreams. Medication, mindfulness practice, psychotherapy, exercise, personal growth and spiritual … Continue reading A Life Worth Living
Photos: the afternoon walking commute October 22nd, 9:01 am. I’m walking to work. The sun is still behind the Chugach mountains; it tinges pink the hovering clouds. Sunset will be at 6:22 pm this evening. We are two months from solstice, but the days already are significantly shorter than just a couple of weeks ago. … Continue reading The Great Desire
I’m popping up to northwest Washington to visit Unity Village, a temporary community of tiny homes for homeless people (copied from website). I’m taken immediately by its cheerfulness and order: pots of flowers and chairs placed on neatly swept porches, a large container on the back of a flatbed truck housing a set of showers, … Continue reading Fitting In
I’m at the airport waiting for a flight to Seattle. My identity as an Alaskan has been informed by flight. We’ve perfected it: There’s flight as a geographical solution to a problem, as a getaway vacation (think Hawaii or Arizona), as flight from adversity, and (my personal favorite) as flight from one’s self. It’s a … Continue reading Where Are You Going?