Category Archives: loss

Sketchbook Project: Fear and Hope, Deportation

I am participating in the Sketchbook Project this year. This year is that they have assigned topics. You choose FEAR or HOPE. Being a creative type I picked one but am not following it. I am doing Fear AND Hope. … Continue reading

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Madness

Back to daily journaling.  How does one get to inner peace? A family member (NOT Mitchell) was mad and has yet to work it out with me. I needed to work it out myself, didn’t want the energy swirling around … Continue reading

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Politics and our Planet

I wrote this for my Facebook friends, but am also posting it here. I love the life on this planet more than I love the humans, by far.  I am saying this final statement about why I vote and what … Continue reading

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Compassion, Openness, Level Headedness

The last two weeks have been so filled with anger and even verbal abuse from friends (with like minds) that I have been depressed. Really depressed. Not-wanting-to-get-out-of-bed-feeling-hopeless-maple-cookies-old-movies-staying-in-jammies. The state of our world is enough to make anyone want to turn … Continue reading

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Still Weeping

Missing him so…         ©D. Katie Powell.  My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back to zenkatwrites.  Art (unless stated) is also by me; please link to dkatiepowellart.

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Breathing in loss, sending sunflowers

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.” ― Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It Saying goodbye to Govinda Jai today. Heart is breaking open. Unplugging … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 16: Be Grateful to Everyone

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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