April 26, 2011

Starting Where I Am

For a while now, I've been contemplating returning to this blog; but I have yet to figure out exactly what I want to do with it. Is this a food blog? What would be my angle or unique vision for it? Is it now about the different elements of my life as a mom, freelancer, and homemaker? Or is there something entirely new or more interesting I could do here?

However, as the weeks go by and I get more and more consumed by motherhood and mired in our landscaping to-do lists, it's clear I need other outlets. This is one of them that I used to enjoy. Maybe I should give it another go.

So I'm trying to start where I am, as Buddhist nun Pema Chodron suggests. The Buddhist author--who, in my opinion bears a strong resemblance to the British actress Judi Dench--has written a lot of reportedly "western-friendly" texts on Buddhism. I picked up a copy of Start Where You Are ages ago, and have yet to read more than a few pages. But Buddhist ways of being have been percolating into my consciousness quite a lot lately. And then there was this: My favorite yoga studio in town is hosting a six-week zen meditation class.


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