As antidote to the metaphorical whiplash of traveling between Wickford and Falmouth each week, which includes the “travel” of moving into and out of the state of Grace more frequently than I’m accustomed to moving,...Read More
“When you are in the heart, there is nothing to say.”
At the Met Breuer last week, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and pianist Vijay Iyer performed music without melody, music with few patterns, music without beginning or even...Read More
The threshold of another year materializes out of the mist and we take a seat to approach the moment. A New Year gives rise to thoughts on time and space and boundaries and movement. There is a threshold; there is the space on either side of it, ...Read More
Working our way through bull briars and vines and fallen cedar logs – the carnage of our epic winter, 2015 – we sought wonder in the 100-Aker Wood.Read More
Morning at Grace: the first bird sings at 6:15, just before sunrise, and the Hundred-Acre Wood behind the house rouses itself on this October morning.Read More
We headed toward Lochbuie through miles and miles of mountain laurel just past bloom. Everywhere, sheepRead More
Cessation, or Nirodha, arises in the yogic texts as the penultimate step of a yogi’s practice: When thoughts cease to make waves, unity is made apparent. (In Patanjali speak, “Yoga is to still the patterning of consciousness.Read More
“You must be funny. You must be strong. You must become amenable to total relaxation in order to withstand the emotions you must withstand.”Read More
Nestled on a mountain above Woodstock, NY is the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery. This summer while visiting, Whit and i approached the beautiful Tibetan compound with awe: ringing the entire site, hundreds of prayer flags flapped in the wind against a brilliant blue sky. i laughed out loud. It was stunning and transformative.Read More
The day broke cold and windy. We huddled in the truck as we drove to the beach. Unloading the horses, we were all cast in silhouette against the breaking-day sky.Read More
It matters where we place ourselves and how we place ourselves.
I have been sitting at the desk at Grace five years now, and never has the Grace endeavor felt so new and fresh and luminous.