Posts Tagged ‘heart’

Home Is Where the Heart Is

October 31, 2013

I lived in Minnesota my whole life until three years ago when I moved to Encinitas, half an hour north of San Diego. The night I arrived in Encinitas, I remember thinking, This is home.

Five months later, when I returned to Minnesota for a three-month visit, I honestly wondered whether Minnesota would still feel like home. Thankfully, It did. But halfway through my visit, I felt something shift. Oh, I get it, I thought. Minnesota will always feel like home. I just don’t belong here anymore.

During my current three-week visit to Minnesota, I shifted again. I was visiting some dear friends for dinner and was enjoying their company as always . . . except I was (more…)

I Left My Heart in Encinitas

August 17, 2011

My friend, Jean, was kind enough to let me stay with her since my arrival in Encinitas on Saturday evening. I’ll be with her until Monday, when I will be able to move into the townhome I’ll be sharing with the owner. Jean, who lives two-and-a-half miles from the area I’ll be living in, is also letting me use her Honda Fit. When I lived in Encinitas for five months earlier this year, I did not have a car. So you’d think that I would be happy to have a vehicle to tool around in.

Not so much.

Living a couple miles away from my stomping grounds and driving everywhere is a completely different experience than living where I want to be and walking everywhere. In fact, at times it doesn’t (more…)

The Tenderness of the Best Hearts

July 18, 2011

Your life as an earth angel will begin when you learn how to think with your heart as well as your mind.

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts.
Henry Fielding

Of course, no matter how kind you are, others may be having a bad day. Or a bad life. Let their rudeness serve as (more…)

When Peace Becomes Your Dearest Friend

July 18, 2010

You know you have made a quantum leap in consciousness when you look back at the life you had so recently led, and feel like you are watching somebody else’s life.

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

As self-awareness grows, your mind and heart are purified. As your heart opens and your mind clears, you (more…)