Thank you to Stacy at Live What You Know for the kindness of the Sunshine Blogger Award. I bow to the sunshine in you! This award is passed on by bloggers to fellow bloggers who “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
Awards also give us the opportunity to pay-it-forward. We nominate other great inspiring blogs for the Sunshine Award. Good work is happening through the blogosphere. I am deeply honored for The Practice of Living Awareness that it, and its blog, is part of that cadre of compassion and wisdom.
Rules of the award…Each person who gets an award is asked to answer this series of questions. In this way, others may know a little more about the blogger.
- Where would you most like to travel to? Almost any ancient sacred place. The more ancient the more tantalizing. I’d also love to go to England at Crop Circle season.
- Do you have a sweet tooth? That’s decreased over the years, but …. I eat good dark chocolate and occasionally love good ice cream.
- What motivates you to keep you blogging? Serving others in any shape, form, or forum. My hope is that The Practice inspires others, motivating them to bring forward their fullness. For me, personally, that has come through avenues that include meditation and contemplation. It inspires me to be a better person and live that humanness in the world. I pray that others are inspired to similar through the means that work best for them.
- Who is your favorite comedian? My friend Grace. She’s in her eighties now, and still hilarious; most especially when she doesn’t mean to be.
- What is your favorite outdoor activity? Meditating. Next in line is gardening. I used to hike and walk my dog for long distances, but MS undid that. That’s cool. The garden is plenty of activity.
- Who was your favorite teacher and why? Hmmm. This one is challenging. On a personal level, anyone around me. I receive teaching from everyone, every minute. I am grateful for the abundance of wisdom and compassion that each person embodies and mirrors. On a mental level, the Master DK and, from exposure to his teaching, all that has streamed from there. That would include several authors along a Tibetan Buddhist line. DK met my insatiable need to understand the inside of things, the energies behind, if you know what I mean. Lastly, and spiritually, the teacher that I bow to many times a day is the moment. It is flawless, diamond sharp and diamond perfect. When I meet moment with sacred respect, then moment displays the universe and the heart of everything. I bow to the sublime teacher: moment.
- Do you own any pets? Not any more. Dear Leah passed on a few years ago. I cherish every memory of her. She was 45 pounds of love incarnate to everyone. She loved to meditate and was a great hiking partner!
- Most embarrassing moment in your life? (That you are willing to share.) Embarrassed is not a word that works well for my mind, so I’ll change it to silly. A silliness was me on steroid infusion in the early days of MS, thus not used to anything about MS or infusions or anything. New territory in every regard. So, it was Spring. I put in a garden every Spring and have for 40 years. My daughter and I went to the nursery to get plants, and halfway through, I couldn’t take another step. Impossible. My daughter was 15 and couldn’t drive. So, silly me, just had to sit on a cart of plants until my inner battery recharged enough to get me to the car – with or without plants. ! It was comical and taught me a lot about the new world of MS!
- Where are you from? Born in Texas, but from Massachusetts since 4 1/2. I live at Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center which I founded in 2003.
- How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? I don’t know, but they can decimate a garden in a day or two!
Paying it forward…. Drum roll. These 10 wonderful bloggers are nominated for the Sunshine Award. Great work, everyone. Keep the sunshine pouring into the world, please! And, thank you again, Stacy.