A Quote About Mom

There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.

Andrew Jackson

I was just thinking about my own mom. Yes, there are times when she has driven me crazy, but there were also lots of times when she held my hand!


Night Skies... Vs... Night Terrors

Have you ever parked  just to be able to look at all the stars in the sky? My parents used to live in a little town in Ontario and on our way back to Toronto, we used to stop on the side of the road, just to look at the stars. There was nothing like that in Toronto and the sheer number of twinkling lights in the sky would take your breath away.

We now live in the prairies and I can wait until it gets warm enough to go outside and sit on the porch just to be able to look up! Yes, the sky really is bigger in the prairies ;)   at least it seems so. I'm still amazed at how far the sky stretches when everything is flat!!

So yes, night thoughts can be scary, but night skies can also be amazing. You just never know if someone way up there is looking back down at you... wondering about you!


Night Miseries

Why do things always look 100 times worse at night than when morning breaks?  I guess that is when you have to bring your meditation practice out for one more try. And it works!!!

I have done my morning meditation, but I'm thinking of adding a few more minutes throughout the day for good measure!!


Wouldn't It Be Nice To Wake Up To a Day Like This!!

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.”
  Maya Angelou

Falling asleep I have not problem with, it's waking up in the middle of the night to thoughts that I don't really want to think about. And it's all thanks to learning how to meditate. I am closing in on a month and a half and for me... that is pretty good.

I Carry A Balance Rune In My Pocket

What I dream of is an art of balance,
of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter -
a soothing,
calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair
which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
 Henri Matisse

Years ago I looked into the practice of Runes... I don't remember a lot about them other than the fact that I was in great need of Balance in my life... so I have carried that little tablet in my pocket ever since to remind me. 

How do you go from talented to genius!

No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent, work transform talent into genius.
Anna Pavlova

I just finished reading that it takes 10,000 hours to master something. I have been thinking that with my meditation practise... it's going to take me until I'm about 90 to master this lol!!