Monthly Archives: January 2016

Touchstone – Filling our Bowls

29 January 2016           The sun shines not on us but in us. ~John Muir It’s raining again, a gentle percussion on my skylights, a soft steady drip from the eaves.  It reminds me of the … Continue reading

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Filling our Bowls

27 January 2016 Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.  You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.  Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, 1927 The topic of … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Ballast and Keel

22 January 2016 In Silence there is eloquence.  Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. ~Rumi Quiet reflection, space to query and listen are a way to explore the values that matter deeply to me. This is not unproductive … Continue reading

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Ballast and Keel

19 January 2016 Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers. ~Ester Buchholz It’s been raining in northern California, a … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Devotions

15 January 2016 What matters is that one of the ways we grow up is by declaring what we love.  ~Shauna Niequist, Bread and Wine After writing this week’s first post about creating intentions around the things I am devoted … Continue reading

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Devotions

12 January 2016 And this is the core of the secret:  Attention is the beginning of devotion.  ~Mary Oliver As I wrote last week, I’ve been thinking about rhythms, the natural cycles that include periods of rest.  And, like many … Continue reading

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Touchstone – A Rhythm with Repose

9 January 2016 Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go. ~Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self … Continue reading

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