Taking a refreshing deep breath and a moment to look for small miracles in our day can make a whole lot of difference! I noticed in the grocery store that people were keeping their distance, but forgetting to smile at each other. We don’t have to look so grim! Exercise those lips and the lovely […]
Articles posted by Janice Henshaw
Be Nobody But Yourself
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” e. e. cummings
You can’t really feel what’s going on inside until you go out!
Sometimes the hardest thing we can do is manage out time to “get out there.” But if we do, we find that all the balls we are juggling tend to slow down, and their urgency tends to diminish. Our heart rate slows, our brain waves slow, our lungs expand with deeper breaths, and our bodies […]
It’s easy to find magical things when you create time to look for them!
How can we find magic when our nose is buried in a cell phone? On my travels I have seen people screech to a stop at a scenic view lookout, take a quick shot with their cell phone, jump back in their car, and take off in a cloud of dust. I wonder if they […]
Don’t Hibernate for Too Long!
Don’t hibernate for too long when the going gets tough because then it gets harder and harder to break through your own built up walls of self-absorption. Fight back against self-imposed limits and ideas. Go out and have an adventure – play! It may be a bit scary, but it’s a lot more fun! Janice […]
It’s Only A Moment
In a photo, you can see and focus on the dark areas the mid-tones or the light. Learning to live life to the fullest means being able to accept it all That which you cannot do anything about That which you can do something about. Sitting and complaining and bemoaning is good Only for the […]
A Meditative Walk in the Woods
We went for a meditative walk in the forest, one slow step at a time, no talking, a space between each person of at least 30 feet. Instructions were to not step on rocks (no twisted ankles!) and not on tree roots. It was a walk like no other, an opportunity to sink into the […]
It’s so easy to love children and dogs!
We love our little kids, and we love our dogs and cats, no matter what they look like or how outrageously they behave. Yet many (most?) of us are confused about what love is, and how to love others! And so we have a multi-billion dollar industry that thrives on that confusion. But what happens […]
The Messiness of Daily Living
“You might be tempted to avoid the messiness of daily living for the tranquility of stillness and peacefulness. This of course would be an attachment to stillness, and like any strong attachment, it leads to delusion. It arrests development and short-circuits the cultivation of wisdom.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
A Poem to Steer Your Life By
Late Fragment And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. ~Raymond Carver What a gorgeous theme for living! If we were to use these words to guide our path, wouldn’t we find life’s […]