Refine to Purity

Mad desire for Desire and the Water of Life makes Love inflame A thousand thousand fires and furnaces every second. Rumi As my intention to serve G_d’s creatures and therefore Him grows. I am set upon a path of improving myself. Through trial and error, sorrow and joy, madness and serenity. To experience fully andContinue reading “Refine to Purity”

What I Want

And to be perfectly honest with you, I haven’t the slightest idea. Sounds crazy right? Perhaps not so. I know I am dedicated to a life of service. I love to help. I am more likely to consider the wants and needs of others before my own. I consider this to be quite selfish really,Continue reading “What I Want”

There comes a time

To say Goodbye. The most intimate relationship of the human experience is the Mother/child. To experience the severance of that in the expiration of the physical body is in my humble experience, one of the greatest opportunities for personal growth, however, fraught with the full spectrum of emotion. Even with the benefit of advanced notice andContinue reading “There comes a time”

That is why

“That is why, after the initial euphoria has passed, there is so much unhappiness, so much pain in intimate relationships. They do not cause pain and unhappiness, they bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you.”  Eckhart Tolle The Power of Now From where do pain and unhappiness originate? Does it matter? It allContinue reading “That is why”

Aprehensive

Since beginning my endeavor into writing, I have become interested in words, their meaning and origin. I have always been very literal and find this word curious. Aprehensive adjective adjective: apprehensive 1. anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen. “he felt apprehensive about going home” synonyms: anxious, worried, uneasy, nervous, concerned, agitated, tense, afraid, scared, frightened, fearful; More antonyms: confident 2. archaic literary relating to perceptionContinue reading “Aprehensive”

Faith in the Love that surrounds me

I can’t see it, touch it, smell it or hear it. I do know, however, that it is there. I can feel it if I am open and attentive to it. Love is infinite, unbounded and beyond description. I must, if I am to pass it on to those I encounter practice faith in it.Continue reading “Faith in the Love that surrounds me”

I have no use for it.

As I feel the pain, anguish, and despair. I remain silent in solitude. “But before we come to that which is unspeakable and unthinkable, the spirit hovers on the frontiers of language, wondering whether or not to stay on its own side of the border, in order to have something to bring back to otherContinue reading “I have no use for it.”

Books by Patricia Furstenberg

Where Books and Dogs Travel through History

11thofsummer Blogs!

Asian. Awkward. Introvert. Shhh!

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Ursus Art

Artworks by artist Eva Mout

Wishing Tree

healing - connecting - empowering - thriving

I Know I Made You Smile

cartoons/humor/fiction/nonfiction

Happily Lover

Happily Ever After

Humoring the Goddess

Croning My Way Through Life

Perspective on Trauma

Building Perspective on Trauma, Loss, Attachment, Familial Pain, and Moving Forward: LaDonna Remy, MSW, LICSW