Archives for August 2012

Where is that Trust?

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. I love photography because it opens us to windows of other times, other lives. A good photograph gives us a glimpse of life we’d never know, while showing us the one life we all share. On a recent trip to New York City, I chanced upon this [Read More…]

These Human Days

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. Being human is a gritty mystery. We are the most gentle, resilient creatures on Earth. Through our humanness, things that don’t seem to go together show their underlying connection. This poem is a weave of ordinary events that opened a telling moment for me.   As the [Read More…]

A Turn in the Path

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post.   Like everything living, we open and close, as we lean into life and resist it. For human beings, though, each movement—opening and closing, leaning into and resisting—has an emotional mood that colors our days. And so, our feelings are at once a great challenge and our [Read More…]

The Angel of Grief

Like it or not, we are all asked to be in relationship with loss and grief. Over the years, I have discovered that grief doesn’t go away but teaches us how to discover our strength and resilience by staying with deep and inexplicable feelings over long periods of time. In truth, grief, once we move [Read More…]