Photo by David Beale on Unsplash My kids are like any other kids — independent, creative, challenging, and delightful. I am like most parents — happy and weary most days; working to fit it all in. For me, the hardest part of being a parent is when I can’t protect my children from my own mortal deficits. I’ve written before about how … Continue reading T is for Time Out, Tanya.
Sometimes I write about mundane details of my life, so I can better understand things. These feel different from the things I usually write, and I rarely publish them. That said, I think it’s good for people reading one’s blog to sort of know or understand a little about the person behind the carefully crafted … Continue reading Resonance (from January 2015)
To see my post on 3 Simple Steps For Clarity In Trying Times, see: https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-simple-steps-for-clarity-in-trying-times/ Thank you for reading my work! Tanya Continue reading Tanya was published on Sivana East Blog!
Today I posted a bunch on Facebook. Using Facebook at all feels pretty gross these days, due to all of the ways our information is taken, sold, and otherwise violated. Trust is sparse there anymore. Nonetheless, it is a means of connecting with a number of people I enjoy learning from, and one day it … Continue reading Grace in Perpetuity
Teach your children. Teach your friends. Teach your parents. Remind yourselves. Kindness is not magic. It’s not a feeling. It’s not something you contemplate in order to feel better about yourself. Compassion and caring are feelings. Kind words and kind acts comprise kindness. Kindness is risk taking, and kindness is bravery. Sometimes kindness feels so different and maybe even … Continue reading Kindness Is Not A Choice; It’s An Action
It is not respect for the vulnerable, the powerful, or those in between; it is respect for yourself. It is not love for your family, your pets, your clientele, or your friends; it is love for yourself. It is not patience with those outside of you; it is patience with and for yourself. Personal devotion … Continue reading Patience
I do not believe we suffer from inauthenticity as a Western society, I believe we suffer from incompleteness. Inauthenticity is a symptom of that larger struggle. I am a mindfulness practitioner and this is the meat of my work. Mindfulness feels vague and difficult to define. Instead of attempting to articulate what mindfulness is, I can … Continue reading Mindfulness Unstuck