Wednesday, June 16, 2010


"In Sabbath time we remember to celebrate what is beautiful and sacred; we light candles, sing songs, tell stories, eat, nap, and make love...Sabbath is a way of being in time where we remember who we are, remember what we know, and taste the gifts of spirit and eternity...

...As darkness falls, as the light of the world fades and disappears, we light the inner lights, the light of home and refuge. Our steps take us home, and light draws us in.

Remember the Sabbath."- Wayne Muller

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Joy of Learning

Seeing the beautiful roses in our very small backyard envigorates my morning.
Took the photo, read the local paper while eating breakfast. Very un-zen like, multitasking. Focus on each activity.

I was thinking last night that I should concentrate on learning something. Anything? Well, like how to read a book like a professor. There is a book of the same title.

The sun is on the zenith for me. It will start descending sometime if not already. I don't have to wait until the world starts to dim.

I'm hinting at the joy of learning. John W. Gradner calls it-"perpetual self-discovery."

I'm starting now.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Simple discipline

The hardest thing to do for me is follow a schedule. I'm easily sidetracked.Lately I'm coming back to several minimalists and reading their blogs. Some suggest a one bowl type of eating or trying a Cistercian diet.
I need a simple discipline to keepme on course.

I'll try again.

I finished one chore today that I have to do before next week.
I can plan other tasks now.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


A beautiful Thursday afternoon-sunny and the air so clear. The roses, green heron, and lotus flowers in bloom.
We had wine tasting. Later went to Cafe Gratitude for a big cup of ginger tea.