Author Archives: Joanne McLain
Doing more only to do less – do we glorify busy?.
Heart of the Moment I become mindful of my present self Here in the present moment Of all that is. I am not all of one being— Not soft and sure of all I do, Not wrapped in … Continue reading
I had meant to conscientiously blog each week for the whole year. It was a noble resolution and, as most resolutions are, it was doomed to fail. Or, maybe not fail, but falter. It has been only a couple of weeks … Continue reading
This past week I have been meditating on the topic of persistence. Given that I had planned to write and post a blog about it over the weekend, but it is now Monday and I am just getting to that … Continue reading
Here I sit Inside a warm house, complaining about the cold While outside my window I watch Barefoot sparrows hopping through the snow, With no concerns beyond searching For a hidden seed.
If I say I am surrounded by community, what does that mean? It’s not like being surrounded by air, or miles of country roads, or a forest. There is no substance called “community” that I can see (or taste or … Continue reading
So what does it mean to be honest? The word is used in a variety of ways, meaning truthful, genuine, real, marked by integrity, fair, straightforward, sincere, upright. It can be used to describe something that is humble and plain, … Continue reading
I am setting out on a year-long practice of blogging, week by week, on a variety of topics that interest me. I’m not sure what the range of topics will be, but generally they are, for various reasons, either elusive … Continue reading