The subject of blind optimism compared to real faith is one I grapple with a lot. Blind optimism feels like a form of arrogance and naivete'. Faith is more like grounding oneself in something beyond the present toward the future. Yet, do we as humans follow blind optimism (or conversely cynical beliefs) more than we… Continue reading Blind Optimism? or Faith?
Many of you as readers may have seen me going in a new direction in my blogs, more spiritual in nature (and more Biblical centered). It's because I have been going through some changes-good ones. So those who are curious or as hungry as I am to know more, stick with me. For those who… Continue reading Where is a Garden of Love?
Artwork Vanessa Bruce Have you heard the old saying? The eyes have it? What does this mean? Ot how about the eyes are the window of the soul? Or the evil eye? Eyes are complex, next to the brain, one of the most complex organs of the body. Eric R. Kandel is a neurobiologist, Professor at Columbia University,… Continue reading The Eyes have it-Vision, Insight, and Light
In his “Sticks in the Smoke” project, painter Nick Andrew has been visiting and drawing a different public park or garden in central London each week in 2016. Here, he captures the energy of Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. via Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, London — Discover
There are moments when we see the truth of our lives. Moments when we see who we really are, where we really are in the id and ego of this thing called a personality. In the Christian faith I have found confession and prayer to shine the light on the real me. I have grace… Continue reading Tell Less, Ask More…A Search for Being Real
The writer Virginia Woolf saw beyond the ordinary. She was authentic in her work, in describing the world around her. And her words became the palette in which she painted truth regarding women in the world during post World War I and before World War II. In A Room of One's Own, she has been asked… Continue reading The River of Forgetfulness In honor of Virginia Woolf’s 136th Birthday.
Everyday, we experience and live and relive a story we have written for ourselves. The power of thought and the word is strong. But only as strong as the experience and feelings we attach to it. That is why it's hard to be real within ourselves- to know what we have imagined and created that in… Continue reading Imaginary Versus Real-Stories that come and go and stay too long.
Being born in December has always had its advantages. Yes, I said advantages. Holiday decorations, magical laden Christmas trees (at least as a young child and girl I have always felt the Christmas tree was so magical), Christ's birth honored with beautiful Christmas services and communion. Yummy food and convivial gatherings of friends and family.… Continue reading Christmas Gone Past-Family
How many times have we said, "I should be or I ought to be doing blank?" I should be working on the project at work. I should be exercising. I should be organizing my dresser. I should be cooking dinner instead of eating out. I should be saving money. Motivation is what could be lacking in… Continue reading I Should Be…The Art of Procrastination
I THINK TO MYSELF-WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Last evening, I came home and made myself a wonderful dinner of pecan crusted chicken, squash and mushroom medley along with a great glass of red wine. Sometimes being alone is all about what you make it. Making a nice dinner for one is just as important as… Continue reading I Think To Myself-What A Wonderful World.