Archive for the ‘Mediation’ Category

From Nowhere but Home by Liza Palmer

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

I think as I get older I begin to ask questions about what it’s all about, why we are here, and what it is I’m searching for. And then Neil deGrasse Tyson goes and says it way better than I could ever imagine: “We are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that.” This life is about connectivity. People. Love. Period.

End of Old Year….On to New Year

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Steve (my friend) and I have often recognized as we agonize over some past event, “It’s hard not to be grateful!!!”.  We actually laugh at ourselves as one of us realizes we are ready to end our complaining, and says “It’s hard not to be grateful!”  Of course, it is usually me (Bob) since I’m healthier, better, and more grateful than Steve!!! I choose to be grateful as I look over the past year.

I wish a Happy New Year to all people!!!!  That is, I wish for joy realizing that the opposite of joy is depression.   Furthermore, I will be depressed if I equate myself as no more than a body.

PS to Steve:  I hope you realize I can reject any response to this post, so you will have to use your utmost discretion in your response.

Feeling Safe

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

On the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person: having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them out.  Just as they are–chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.    Dinah Maria (Mulock) Craig, 1826-1887

Ten powerful insights to make peace with your life

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

See:  http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Eckhart-Tolles-10-Powerful-Insights-to-a-Happier-You

What do you think of the insights??  I especially like the last one that suggests we will find peace if we are truly looking for peace.

Bob’s Comments

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Does mediation work?  When I hear destructive communications change to constructive, I know mediation is effective.  When I see people who appear to be weak, become empowered, I know mediation is effective.    When I witness empathetic listening, I know mediation is effective.