“The author of this true story is a dear friend of mine who lives in eastern Canada near to Toronto. He is in his early 60’s, and says about himself, “Brian Alger is a musician, writer, educator, and retired entrepreneur passionate about creativity”
“A miracle happened: another day of life.” Paulo Coelho
“Are we truly paying attention to the details of the simple experiences in life? The masterpieces that unfold right before our eyes from moment to moment. That bring peace of mind and open our hearts to the beauty and miracles that unfold day after day after day. That connect us with others, the natural world and the very essence of our life as deeply as we yearn for. What you might not see…..”
“To passionately see, feel, taste, touch, hear and dance the unfathomable beauty, heartbreak and joy of what it is to be embodied at this time, in this place – NOW – takes consciousness, courage and a grounded sense of the inevitable change that continually colors life on Earth with a vibrancy we often miss.”
Guest Poem by Benjamin Van Haeff Let us walk Let us walk into the uncharted pathways of this New Year Let us fall in love again with the living body of our lives Making love to the simple joys we hold in our care.… Continue Reading “Let Us Walk…”
“I didn’t see this coming, in fact I wasn’t even sure I had it in me. Never before, best as I recall, have my own words, my unique thoughts, my inherent wisdom poured forth so bountifully. It started innocently enough with a ‘YES’ to participate in a training for Poetry as a Tool for Wellness.”
“It was in the silence of a pristine snow covered landscape on a morning in Vermont, my boot covered foot breaking through snow the only human sound, as I started out on my morning walk. The night before I had been awakened by a housemate knocking softly at my door urging me to get up and follow her outdoors into the frigid night air. The pure delight I saw on her face was enough for me to follow her into the darkness wrapped in only…..”
“All my schooling was about being on that hallowed ground of certainty, answers so definitive that they could be picked out of a multiple choice. The whole system applauded every right answer. A great predictive model of my future was based on the number of things that I knew.
…Society hasn’t prepared me to admit, let alone live in, “I don’t know.”
“There is within each heart a hidden voice that calls out for freedom and creativity. We often linger for years in spaces that are too small and shabby for the grandeur of our spirit.” John O’Donohue, To Bless The Space Between Us
As we place our attention not on the chaos, but on what is most important in and to our lives and well being, as well as the collective – the heart centered actions we can take into restoring wholeness. We wake up our creative souls…..