Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Love is the Honey

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
Victor Hugo

Thursday, July 26, 2012

When Will You Get Out of Your Boat?

"After you row your boat across the river, get out!"    

-Byron Katie

Yesterday my husband John reminded of one of Byron Katie's best reminders to not only do out internal work but then to apply it to the way we live. It's one thing to discover our personal truths which range from how we feel about our current relationships to the way we cut our vegetables, but another thing entirely to make the changes that bring our insides in alignment with our outsides. Say you have been in therapy for years, talking about all the difficulties of your relationship with your mother, the demise of your marriage, all the choices you have made. And in the course of your work, you also find that you are in need of a career change, a major relocation, or just a few adjustments, but rather than making those changes, you stay in your little boat where you experience what is known to you. You know so well the comfort of your safe harbor, the grooves along the sides of the boat which are worn well over time. You identify with them. Looking outside of your boat you see sand which you have not walked on before- will it provide solid footing or will I sink as I walk? We can't know can we? But what we do know is that staying in our boats will not provide us with the opportunity to apply what we have learned about ourselves.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

From Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne

Photo Dexter Meets Piglet 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Which Road to Take?

"The realist perceives the situation at hand with an almost intellectual clarity and subconsciously applies all of the alternatives with lightning speed, coming up with a workable solution within an extremely short period of deliberation. The realist has few expectations of a fanciful nature and as would be expected, is grounded in reality". 


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Your Daily Ghandi

"Where there is love there is life" 


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wherever You Choose.....

"...Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose"

from Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman

Photo from The Orange County Register

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Your Daily Rumi

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”   


Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Discovery of Dolphin Language

"Researchers in the United States and Great Britain have made a significant breakthrough in deciphering dolphin language in which a series of eight objects have been sonically identified by dolphins. Team leader, Jack Kassewitz of SpeakDolphin.com, ‘spoke’ to dolphins with the dolphin’s own sound picture words. Dolphins in two separate research centers understood the words, presenting convincing evidence that dolphins employ a universal “sono-pictorial” language of communication.
The team was able to teach the dolphins simple and complex sentences involving nouns and verbs, revealing that dolphins comprehend elements of human language, as well as having a complex visual language of their own. Kassewitz commented, “We are beginning to understand the visual aspects of their language, for example in the identification of eight dolphin visual sounds for nouns, recorded by hydrophone as the dolphins echolocated on a range of submersed plastic objects.”  From The Global Heart Project Nov. 2011

Speak Dolphin (read more link)