Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Live a Radiant Life

"The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations — each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony."

- Ruth Bernhard

Art = iPhone Ap, Grace Cards, Cheryl Richarsdson

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Three Little Words

Words are powerful. They have the potential to create, heal or destroy. Words must be used for good, not evil, to elevate ... empower ... enlighten.

Whether spoken or written or thought, words truly transform one’s body, mind and spirit. At present, three guide my personal spiritual/emotional/physical evolution:

  • clarity
  • focus
  • transformation

Tell me, which word or words represent your journey?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lilac Haze

For years, I've visited a hidden field where acres of lilacs bloom in every color and greet each visitor with the intoxicating aroma of spring. I did so again recently. It was heavenly.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Where Did You Meditate Today?

Through meditation one realizes the unbound.
That which is unbound is happy.

Since December 6, 2009, I have meditated anywhere, anytime. My portable practice has enabled me to sit every day for 20 minutes at least once and nearly every day, twice.

Personally, my steady mediation practice has been quietly transformative.

Most days I meditate at home and/or in my office. However, I've gone within many other places:

  • In New York City's Madison Square Garden, Section 133
  • On U.S. Air flight #1743, seat 20C
  • At the salon, whilst my hair processed
  • In the chapel and meditation room at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On the may before yoga
  • At VQS (Vieques, P.R.); an airport! my teacher would be so proud
  • In the jungles of Puerto Rico
  • In the passenger seat of our Honda, on I-95 south of D.C., at 70 mph
  • In the comfy chair at the salon (hair day again!)

So, I encourage you to sit, close your eyes and breathe. It really is that simple to go inward and transcend. It has been called bliss, which grows from within.

I say radiate, from the inside out.

Tell me about your meditation practice or your desire for one.

Photo: My beloved great niece Claire, born December 6, 2009, the same day I received my mantra from my meditation teacher.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Do Tell

Picnic at dusk under cherry blossoms

Pair asparagus risotto with a flute of prosecco

Wear soft, light weight bamboo wraps

Create a visual journal to illustrate dreams

Spring clean your mind

How do you celebrate the season?