The Conscious Endeavor

“I take it as an elemental truth of life that words matter.”

– Krista Tippett


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And I said to my body. Softly. "I want to be your friend".It took a long breath. And replied, "I have been waiting my whole life for this."Nayyirah Waheed What if? What if you shifted your relationship with your body from one of manipulation, to one of friendship? Or,...

The sun rises everywhere

Have you ever had one of those days where the pile-up of the previous days has left you wanting to just escape to somewhere, anywhere? I bet you have. I found myself on Southwest's website one day this week looking for something very specific. The criteria:...

Thank dog for peace.

Thank dog for peace.

October 6, 2019. I sat on the deck of my steps this morning, not long after the sun had risen above the horizon. It was bright enough for the sun’s rays to highlight the golds and yellows of grounded leaves and the endless shades of October green, but not bright...

Learning to surf and response ability.

Learning to surf and response ability.

"Close your eyes. And feel the weight of your body, resting against your seat. See if you can let it quickly resolve itself into a cloud of sensation. Forget about the parts of your body. Don't notice hands or feet. Or shoulders. Or your back. There's just each new...

Practice makes progress.

Practice makes progress.

Over the last few years and until recently, I'd only dabbled with meditation. Seems it's one of those things that consistently shows up on lists; of the habits of highly successful people, lists of habits to improve your quality of life, lists of things that are good...

The space between.

Talking with DD this morning. He wants me to write. I want to write. But I'm not. We talked about the space between. That space between where we are and where we want to be. That space between what we're currently doing, and what we want to be doing.  And how...