Wednesday, June 23

Tag: spiritual practices

Just Be It

Just Be It

Haiku, Photography, sabbath
Recently, I was researching Sabbath (Shabbat) meditations. I ran across one at My Jewish Learning titled: Shabbat and Meditation: Just Be It. It is a marriage of Mindfulness and the Shabbat experience. Shabbat is a day of being, not doing. The day’s multitude of do’s and don’ts are essentially about not making anything, not destroying anything, and simply taking the world as we find it–for one day. What would life be like if we took it just as we found it, even for one moment? With out destroying anything or needing to build something or change someone? Accepting all of creation for exactly what it is in this present, precious moment? I believe, in that moment, we would find peace. A time to be. ... One of my favorite spiritual practices is haiku. Haiku is definitely a practice of mindful...

So it's 2015….

What's changed in your world? It kind of feels like the day after your birthday when everybody is telling you your life is supposed to be different, but no matter how you look around at it, it all looks exactly the same as it did as it did the day before or the day before that. Or maybe you look at today and compare it to the pictures of how 2015 was SUPPOSED to look in the second movie of Back to the Future trilogy. We don't have hoverboards or self-lacing shoes, so things must be pretty much the same as they always were. Well, I was trying to go through that Word of the Year process that I shared with you all last week, and I found myself stuck. I couldn't choose any of the words that came to my mind because they were all pretty much as revolutionary in my life as self-lacing shoes wou...