Thirty Days of Practicing Wholeness: Day 11

Practicing wholeness amidst your actual reality is a very different animal than practicing it when on vacation away from reality. There's been little practice and little wholeness in the days since I've been home. Survival mode, mindless eating, severe tension headache a la TMJ, bad dreams, avoidance, panic at Home Depot on aforementioned paint errand, … Continue reading Thirty Days of Practicing Wholeness: Day 11

Practicing Wholeness by the Sea

Day 6. I went down to the water's edge first thing this morning. The beach was delightfully void of people, and the water was begging me to go deeper with its warmth and persistent, rhythmic persuasion. Come. I have to return home for good later today, and dread is knocking at the floorboards of my … Continue reading Practicing Wholeness by the Sea

Thirty Days of Practicing Wholeness: Day Five Observations

1.) I've realized quickly that I need to focus on a goal of progress, not perfection. As soon as I start getting perfectionistic about it, the wholeness piece actually goes out the window. It becomes, then, about ticking boxes instead of Being. 2.) A single worry tends to explode into the confetti of a thousand … Continue reading Thirty Days of Practicing Wholeness: Day Five Observations

Spilled Change and a Meaningful Intersection

I met "J" on a busy corner of the Upper West Side (W73rd & Broadway, to be exact). It was a cold Saturday in February of that year, and she was panhandling with a tattered Starbucks cup. She caught my attention when her change scattered all over the sidewalk. Someone had bumped her cup, probably … Continue reading Spilled Change and a Meaningful Intersection