Three In a Row!

“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.”  ~ W.C. Fields This morning I’m celebrating a minor miracle at my house. For the past three nights I have gone to bed, fallen asleep and then woken in the morning. It’s been years (at least fifteen!) since I’ve had an uninterrupted night’s sleep, […]

The restorative power of deep rest

“It’s in the morning, for most of us. It’s that time, those few seconds when we’re coming out of sleep but we’re not really awake yet. For those few seconds we’re something more primitive than what we are about to become. We have just slept the sleep of our most distant ancestors, and something of […]

Let There Be Sleep!

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.” ~ Leonora Carrington   My conference here in Cebu is drawing to a close. Last night we finished the formal activities with a White Party on the beach. A fabulous […]

Sneaking Back to Bed

“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your […]

A Not-Unexpected Delay in Plans

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~  Mark Buchanan   There has been a lot of resting going on in our house just now. Harry, home from the vet and minus his big broken molar, needs plenty of rest. He’s content to lie […]

Me, right now!

“Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.” ~ Heraclitus, Fragments   Forgive me, but I’m sleeping. It has been a big week. Clever wordpress let me write this before I even went to bed, and it shall post itself as I sleep. I’ll be back […]

Sorry, Lovelies, but I let myself sleep in!

“Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.” ~ Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife   Goodness, what a night I had last night. After a day of psychic appointments, and on my heavy new lyme drugs I was tucked up in bed and asleep by 7.30pm. So I was startled to […]

The Blessing of Sleep

“Even a soul submerged in sleep  is hard at work and helps  make something of the world.”  ~ Heraclitus, Fragments   No proper blog today. Something miraculous happened last night. My friend Sally came over yesterday afternoon and brought me a rock she’d found for me in Nepal. As she left a gentle rain began to fall, […]

My Sweet Poison

“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it […]

As you’re reading this…

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche   I’m dog tired and as you’re reading this I’m probably asleep. I’ve […]

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