Joy Available Here

Today’s #LongerView, “Shoving My Snark Elsewhere,” celebrates the joy of relationship, whether it’s with neighbor Grace, a mint plant, or at a native nursery. As Pema Chödrön says, “We are always in relationship.” I started thinking about that in terms of my social media presence and snark, specifically wondering where the joy was. As always,... Continue Reading →

To Write of a Revolution

Moving through suffering and reaching joy is a tender revolution, one of self- compassion; “everywhere a great joy is preceded by a greater suffering” (St. Augustine, Confessions). It is tenderness that moves us through the pain we are carrying. Loving-kindness frees us from our fear. It is the first step in separating ourselves from suffering.... Continue Reading →

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