Blog Writing as #Savoring

Studying happiness is counter-intuitive. My tendency is to think that the more time I spend on studying how to be happy, the less time I’m spending ‘just being’, which is a happy state. Yet…

Appreciation: Presenting what Presents

Have returned from a trip, and from writing elsewhere about the trip in a way that surprised even myself. It all just poured through like sunshine, first thing in the morning…

The Singing Gecko, a Story – Part 3

Wondering where the singing gecko is?  You’ve arrived.  🙂

Many changes flowed from the dawning of this new day, almost all of them quite subtle and light…

The Singing Gecko, a Story – Part 2

Most of us “serious adults with responsibilities” find it hard to to relax, to allow ourselves to open up and play with life in ways that reveal humor and wonder on a regular basis.  That’s why we remember the moments in which we do, so clearly – they are exceedingly rare. But, I’ve learned it…

The Singing Gecko, a Story – Part 1

I can’t believe the story I’m about to share took place over ten years ago – so much has happened since then!  But this is still a special story for me, because it happened at a pivot point in my spiritual exploration, just as I was becoming a more focused practitioner. The curtains open to…

What’s in a Name?

“Smile Lines”, which this site had been named until today, is the closest I’ve come to keeping a blog that balances both inward and outward expressions. I like writing here, yet am still in the daily tweaking stages, feeling my way deeper and deeper.

Serious Serendipity

Perhaps everyone has spots of luck in their life, some bright cards to play.

Sharing the Important Things

After a long conversation with a fellow in the neighborhood, I ran to my keyboard to write about the disconnected thoughts and questions it evoked. 

Sharing Secrets

Tempting title, right?  But really what I want to share is an indulgence in my life, something I hide in plain view…

Finding the Natural Course

It must be quite hard for people who have not had to revisit much of their psychology, to understand those like me…

Reflection

I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The Astonishing Light  Of your own Being.” – Hafiz