Fear

When I tell people about my solo time in the Arizona wilderness last March, they ask, “Weren’t you afraid?” Yes. During the days that preceded my going out, I was afraid. The first night out, I was also afraid. And I sat with myself that night, observing the fear, asking…

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Laughter

A very dear friend of mine has the gift of making me laugh when I’m feeling upset. Not by not taking me seriously. He does, he first dives in and resonates with my emotion, showing me his understanding of it, holding space for me while I express it. And then,…

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Joy

There are moments that my life is filled with so much beauty that I burst out laughing with joy – whether or not there is anyone around to hear. For instance: often when I drive down a busy highway I spot White Storks sitting on top of the highway lamps,…

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