Category Random personal musings

The universe has a sense of humour

The universe is a funny place. See, I’m doing this month-long at-home “retreat” having to do with mindfulness and awareness. I’ve chosen a mindfulness practice which I’ve been carrying out faithfully, much to my amazement and pride. Meanwhile, back at the ranch … I had a Baker’s cyst behind my right knee, which seems to […]

Eight hugs a day

Finding peace no matter what

Something remarkable just happened. I was sitting out on the balcony sipping a glass of wine and observing a completely peaceful scene — still waters, crickets, the last of the setting sun — but I wasn’t peaceful inside. I was thinking disturbing thoughts about things that had happened today, and generalized that to sad thoughts […]