It’s a sunny morning as I walk beside a favourite wetland, binoculars in hand, looking for interesting birds. Suddenly, a startled duck lifts off the pond. I glance quickly. ‘Oh, it’s just a mallard’ I say, a common bird I can see by the dozen any day of the year. I quickly forget it and […]
When it comes to change, be like a shark
This blog first appeared here on Clear Sky Meditation Center’s blog Have you ever tried to change a habit? It’s easy to get discouraged and give up when things don’t change as quickly as we’d like. When I’ve been trying to change habits that I don’t like, sometimes for weeks, I can still feel stuck. This is […]
Why are we fighting when I know I’m right?
This blog first appeared here on Clear Sky Meditation Center’s blog I know I’m right. But here she goes again, making everything sound so rosy and optimistic. Can’t she see the the dark clouds on the horizon? And look, everyone is nodding and agreeing with her. I mean, seriously, aren’t they giving any critical […]
Sleepless night after night
This blog first appeared here on Clear Sky Meditation Center’s blog Suddenly I was wide awake. With dread, I looked over at the clock on the nightstand, hoping I wouldn’t see what I knew I would…1:30 a.m.! I’d been asleep for less than three hours, and if this night was like all the nights of […]