This past summer I have been reminded of the fragility of life, and the awareness of just how much each experience possesses its sweetness. This past week we returned from the most exquisite, restful holiday out west, and returned to discover that our beloved dog, Gabby had passed on. In one moment we experienced an immediate and dramatic shift of heart. We can move through the deepest struggle of the heart, to emerge into an experience of stillness and peace. A tremendous encounter with joy can be immediately overtaken by an unexpected sorrow. If we can only remember to embrace all the experiences as they surface, without judging them as good or bad. Instead, just accepting all experiences as they arise, with our hearts and minds open and present, we will come to know the beauty in the whole of this precious life.

In Peace, Carole