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”

Something out of the Ordinary

Or perhaps, for you, not so much. Today or I should say. Beginning late last night I went to Christmas midnight Mass. I felt led to participate in this blessed tradition and am not sure of why. I went embracing the mystery of it all. I am not Catholic and am still mystified by all theContinue reading “Something out of the Ordinary”

Discernment

The act of perceiving. Well, that’s just great. Admitting that my perception is egregiously flawed, I have arrived at a crossroads where I must summon that which cannot be fathomed by the human mind but know is there. I have a choice to allow myself to be devoured by all the injustice and chaos swirling inContinue reading “Discernment”

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.”

Under My Skin

It was a lovely late summer afternoon. The sun was shining brightly the breeze was light and constant. There couldn’t be a more perfect day for me to be working and enjoying this glorious early Autumn weather. I’m doing my thing, earbuds blasting from my playlist. When suddenly I brush up against the fence. Ouch!Continue reading “Under My Skin”

I gotta say!

Or more appropriately, I have to say! I am in complete awe of the community that is WordPress. I am also immensely grateful for the expression put forth by all whom I enjoy following. I have mentioned this before, but I had no idea how important it is to follow, read, like, and comment on other’sContinue reading “I gotta say!”

Suffering

I posted this as a reflection to my Instagram a year ago. I have migrated to this delightful world called WordPress. This is an excerpt from Thomas Merton’s autobiography Seven Storey Mountain. “Indeed, the truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more youContinue reading “Suffering”

Catalyst

Defined Noun A. (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected B. something that causes an important event to happen For purposes of this ramble, I am referring to definition B. I am reflecting on a particular event or series of circumstances that left me without any certainty. I found myselfContinue reading “Catalyst”

Status Update

My new place to stay. I am a roommate in the 3rd-floor unit. Yes, it’s a walkup. I was, somehow able to keep my strength, stamina, and attitude in top form. I am still unpacking and have a few items to bring, store and, or discard at the old place. Wish me luck, so far so,Continue reading “Status Update”

Books by Patricia Furstenberg

Travel, History, Fiction and Dogs

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

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom