Sometimes it takes sweet darkness
and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

David Whyte, “Sweet Darkness”

Creating Possibilities and Making Them Happen!

Hello Dear People,

I'm back!! I was on a few months hiatus of introspection, dealing with difficult times arranging care for Mom and not knowing which forks in the roads to take. My website has had a major "revamping" and as many of you know, the process is long, with numerous "bumps" in the road. Special thanks to Sophia Niarchos, who collaborated with me in the rewriting, and my wonderfully talented webmaster, Leslee Beldotti, of VA Lab Designs. Make sure to check out my new site at www.balanceandpower.com.

Along the journey, I've graduated from Landmark Forum, which has been on my "to do" list for a long time, and am actively involved with them now as a group leader in the Forum in Action Seminar Series. I was a bit "dubious" regarding the sales pitch I was given for a life-development program. After one hour into a three day seminar, that dissipated. Special thanks to the wonderful people who have been encouraging me to go, and gratitude towards those who have been through this journey with me.

Italy is (still!) fantastic, especially in October. I've recently returned from a wonderful trip with my husband, Steve to Rome-Tuscany-Florence, spending time with our daughters while staying in an "agricultural hotel" in Tuscany. The food-wine is all that I've heard and read about, history and art ever present and awesome, people warm and friendly. I read an extraordinary book (twice) during the trip: Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chedron. It's about finding the soft spot in our hearts and staying with it, being brave enough to soften what is rigid and having the courage and taking the responsibility to do so. We will have the opportunity to further to discuss the implications she writes about on a bridgeline in the first of Balance and Power Book Discussions. Find out more on our Events page.


Food for thought...
What you make of your life is up to you: You have all the tools and resources you need.

All your answers lie inside you: Look, listen and trust.

Looking forward,
Eileen



November 2007