Why must we be hard-wired for connection But struggle so much to find it? Why do we push each other away And build walls studded with heartache Or create artificial rules That restrict our capacity to freely stretch out our arms? All it does is erode trust In ourselves and others And makes us second-guess … Continue reading Connection
I’m sitting just above the surging waters of a post-storm creek that flows through a canyon outside of the town of Ojai, California. I splurged on a two-day vacation for myself, a self-imposed retreat immersed in nature (from the glamping comfort of an RV) where I could practice a bit more presence, and perhaps chip away at some of the residue left by a constant buildup of internal dialogue
Today is the winter solstice, and in honor of this darkest day of the year in which we celebrate the coming light, I want to offer some empathy, understanding, and hope to others who feel the darkness more deeply than they’d like.