Dark Journeys

Last night I led a group through the journey of Soul Retrieval. In a small cottage south of Miami — sliding doors opening to a garden of gravel pathways, overflowing bougainvillea and lush green trees and bushes, secret spaces to sit and rest — we practiced yoga for an hour and then my group settled…

Blue Sky

“Behind all hardening and tightening and rigidity of the heart, there‚Äôs always fear. But if you touch fear, behind fear there is a soft spot. And if you touch that soft spot, you find the vast blue sky. You find that which is ineffable, ungraspable, and unbiased, that which can support and awaken us at…

Going Down

Sometimes you just cannot respond with an open heart. Right? My father died recently, leaving my mother vulnerable and unsure. His death, or perhaps it is more his absence, has disturbed unspoken boundaries and unleashed pent up emotions and resentments among members of my extended family. It seems right to me to defend my mother,…