Loving Sadness

I might have just coined a new expression. At least, it is new to me. While I have been living with the actual experience since August of 2017, the words to articulate it are emerging only now. This is when Tobi transitioned, and this is what I am reflecting on now. The expression is Loving […]

Riding the EAC

This was a very different Friday. I didn’t really do any work. Meditated in the morning. Talked to an ex-student and confirmed her participation in the upcoming Right Livelihood Quest (OK, it can be considered a bit of work, if one insists on being a stickler for specifics). Joined Alison (my beloved) and a friend […]

Freedom and Discipline

I have this periodical and persistent drive to accomplish things. Sometimes, I also need to. Tasks to do. Projects to complete. Get “organized.” It all comes down to adding some structure, discipline, and routines to my otherwise fluid, flexible, and often unpredictable life. Get productive, because projects are happening and I am feeling behind. Or, […]

Learning to be Guided

It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon. Sunny, yet fresh, with all the beauty of a Fall that is beginning to announce its upcoming arrival to Vancouver. People are walking, and many are cycling (we live on a bicycle route), and the world outside beckons to go out and play. It is tempting, especially since I […]

Facing Ourselves

“Don’t give them too much to do on the weekend,” said the head counselor to the woman who is running a very unique healing centre, talking about the clients of the place. I remember going to a vipassana meditation retreat, many years ago. The instructions were very clear, to not bring any electronics of any […]

On Trust and Surrender

Every end of the year I start this process, or perhaps a ritual, of reviewing the past year and looking at the year ahead. What has the past year brought? What is emerging in the coming year? What do I want to create, and what am I called to bring forward? The process starts around […]

House of Mirrors

One of the concepts I have recently started bringing into my teaching and into my life comes from the Conscious Leadership Group and wonderful their book, “15 Commitments of Conscious Leaders.” This particular one is about being above or below the line and while it really appears to be quite simple to grasp, it is […]

What If Life Was Easy?

It is a wine and cheese reception, following a graduation ceremony of yet another group of students and change agents who just finished their MBA with Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Brent, who just finished the first of his two years, and I are talking about our summer plans. He says that he doesn’t want to disconnect […]

Like an Island in the Ocean

“Want to try an experiment in something different, love?” This was a written note in a notepad that I pushed over to my beloved, as we sat for a dinner in a lovely Japanese restaurant, on our recent date/evening out. The whole evening was a planned surprise, as a belated Christmas gift, or rather, an […]

What About Me?

For many years, I have been a fan (truth be told, more of an addict, really) of the 1 Giant Leap project, movie, music. I remember buying a box of their CDs and DVDs, as gifts to friends, when I stumbled upon it first. Then came out the second one of their projects, What About […]