I’ve noticed, even in my neighborhood, shorter tempers and a lack of everyday civility toward others. I wonder: are we hopeless? And if so, how can we bring hope back?
This blog’s focus is on transitions. Our society, the world, is not yet through the transition of Covid. In any life transition, it’s important to stand apart from the emotion—anxiety, fear, frustration—that the time incites. One way to do this is through a regular practice of silence, where you can observe what emotions are present.
My grandmother was dying. I remember driving to sit with her, to talk and sing to her, to pray for her. Knowing that she was between worlds was to experience liminal space.
The symbolic nature of ritual signals a change to our psyches. This is what we desire. This is what we treasure, and this is what we’re claiming.
When you spend your days in silence, your awareness expands and sometimes, you feel blessed by an experience that cannot be named easily in the louder, more linear world.
To live a more artful life, meditation and reflection will open an aperture to possibilities that are hard to see otherwise.