Mindful Monday: Hollow bamboo

Still the body and relax. Shut the mouth and be silent. Calm and empty your mind, Like a hollow bamboo. –Tilopa What are you noticing about your ability to relax and be silent in the present moment? … for Mindful Monday © May 25, 2015, post: Donna Pierce Photo Credit: “Bamboo Bokeh,” Steve Webel, 2007.

Vision Quest

Writing in a far and broken country, my pen knows its kinship with the dark forest, asks direction of its trees, celebrates its quiet amity over the din of plastic medicine vials, the 40-foot serpentine specter of a cannula, the hiss and sigh of an oxygen compressor amid layered silences. We are named on a…

on being human—Prayerful Tuesday

Matthew 25:36 “I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” One of the books I read while I was on my sabbatical was Fields of Blood, Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong.[1]  As always I…