Saturday, October 25, 2014

...being energy...

Eckhart Tolle has described,
in The Power of Now,
how women tend to be closer to enlightenment than men.
that's why the Tao is described by Lao Tzu in female terms,
as "infinite, eternally present, the mother of the universe."
masculine "mind energy" is hard and focused; 
feminine "being energy" is soft and inclusive.
men who find their hidden reserves of being energy will find that
 new pathways open up inside themselves.
women who let their "being energy" pour forth unhindered,
without trying to emulate male focus, will blossom
into their true, loving, questing selves.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

a leaf.
on a table.
casting a shadow.
it's just that simple.
"being energy"
just BE.

Friday, October 24, 2014


she reached over time to pick the flower since she wasn’t going to be near there again for a long while

enjoy each moment.
tomorrow isn't promised.
just BE.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


look into the work of the japanese poet Basho,
a haiku master, who was able to capture beauty,
express emotion, in very few words:

"dying cricket-
how full of
life, his song"

how peaceful.
to walk outside.
and listen to the leaves.
fall like rain.
frost touched landscape.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 of those miracles...

I knew a man in college who grew up in the inner city of Chicago & what he was doing in Iowa
I never did figure out. But whenever he would see a jet trailing across the sky, 
he would stop everything he was doing & he would watch. Once, after a jet was gone & there was 
nothing left but the white line disappearing like a scar into the blue, he turned to me & said, 
An airplane is a miracle & I didn’t give it much thought, but now & then, when I am ready to give
up hope for human beings in general, & for one or two of them who are bugging me specifically, 
I will look to the sky & there will be one of those miracles & I will remember it’s all about 
concentrating on the right thing.

my mom.
popped her head in last weekend and said.
"your smoke is doing that thing again"
an ordinary moment.
with an extraordinary result.
if you have a chance today.
listen to this.
just BE.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


positive thinking.
see the world in terms of possibilities
it offers rather than the limitations it imposes.
limits are often illusory:
they are there because of over-modest expectations.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

today marks my 1000th post.
thanks for stopping by to see me over the postings.
and share with me.
in beauty and inspiration.
in ordinary moments.
that are somehow made extraordinary.
simply because breathe.
was breathed into it.
enjoy the moments.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

...all the street signs...

These are all the street signs for this area but he keeps moving them around at night so the only people who aren’t lost all the time are the children who never pay attention to signs anyway.

it is a beautiful.
chilly thirty-one degrees.
the frost is making the leaves drop quickly.
fall is such a short season.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


"grab a chance
and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been."

Arthur Ransome

you are never too old.
grab your chance.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

...feel the sunshine...

when you are happy,
you feel the sunshine even in the fog;
when you are unhappy,
you feel the fog even in the sunshine.
~mehmet murat ildan

as i sit here.
coffee is next to the keyboard.
it is forty degrees out.
the wind is blowing.
it is raining.
leaves are all over the yard.
last weekend.
warm breezes.
seventy degrees.
fall has played it's trump card.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


“For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen,
 that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. 
The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, 
the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, 
the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go.” 

if only.
the color.
would stay.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.