Tag Archives: compassion

The hardest qigong and t’ai chi posture

There’s a woman in my qigong and t’ai chi class who usually drives me crazy. Every time she comes into the class she goes straight to the temperature control to make sure the room is warm enough for her which is way … Continue reading

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For no apparent reason

For no apparent reason, today I am feeling especially centered, open, compassionate. All my demons are quiet. Maybe it was the T’ai Chi at the lake that got the day rolling. Or my son finally resolving some difficult and thorny … Continue reading

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Sit With Me A While Longer

Last night my good friend Michael shared his words and his heart with about 40 people at a poetry reading introducing his second book of poetry, Sit With Me A While Longer. Though he has written for quite some time, when … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life—finale

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A trip around the world is not a cruise

This past Sunday my brother, sister, niece, sister’s partner, my mother, and I tackled the condo where she used to live. Having recently moved into an assisted living facility, she has already had to pare down what she has brought … Continue reading

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The twins’ birthday

The twins are in deep conversation. Just the two of them. My aunt is at the left, my mother on the right. My aunt is complaining about her life, her health, and familial challenges. My mother is comforting her. My … Continue reading

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Vesak Day

This morning during advisory, one of my students handed me a Vesak card which was designed by her father. This auspicious day, the first full moon in May (as celebrated in Vietnam and Southeast Asia) commemorates Buddha’s birth, death, and … Continue reading

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