Saturday, March 30

Ruminations About Easter and Emotional Vampires .....3/30/13

    Good evening everyone,

How are you?  I'm bumping this up.  The Innkeeper is taking a break tonight.  I wrote this last Easter.

     As always, please take what you like and leave the rest.

     What a lovely day tomorrow will be.  Seeing others dressed up for the Easter holiday while attending church will be welcomed change of routine.

     Today, I reflected on this holiday.   I wrote a bit about Easter, yesterday.  You can find that post here.  With loved ones I will be tomorrow.
My Gratitudes This Saturday Evening
1. The message of Easter.   It's amazing how this holiday has evolved.  Nope, tomorrow is not about

Friday, March 29

The Meaning of Today: One Solitary Life ............... 3/29/13

      Good evening everyone,

 As with everything I write, please take what you like and leave the rest.

     Easter is fast approaching. I know the image of it, for many, is bunnies, pastel colors, and candy.  Originally this holiday---or holy day---was about the event that occurred after

Thursday, March 28

Remembering Wonderful Days Gone By 3/28/13

Iimage: "Field and Country: New Wheat" by
 Tim Blessed.All rights reserved, used by permission.
      Hi there.  Many suffer from frustration, despair and depression.  I know, because----on a daily basis---- I help people who struggle with these weights upon their souls.

      I'm lucky, I'm aware of healthy alternatives that allow me to transcend and even thrive during dark night of the soul moments.  I've learned that I have

Wednesday, March 27

Beauty Born From Struggle .......3/27/13

 "All growth depends upon activity.  There is no development physi-cally or intellectually [or characterologically] without  effort, and effort means work."                Calvin Coolidge

      Good evening,

I'm getting back on track, sorta.  The past two weeks have been

Tuesday, March 26

Making Amends, Revisited .......3/26/13

 Things work better, when repaired. In my Left-Coastal
 thinking, I find this repaired bowl has a unique beauty. 
    It definitely has character.
The esthetics of kintsugi.Kintsugi (金継ぎmeans
 "golden joinery"  in Japanese, and it refers to the art 
of fixing broken ceramics with a lacquer resin made 
to look like solid gold.  Chances are, a vessel fixed by
 kintsugi will look more gorgeous and precious, than
 before it was fractured.  The same is true in a relat-
ionship with a safe, healthy friend.  After processing
 "ruptures,"instead of looking good, the relationship
       will be even more gorgeous.

     I'm featuring this post in the off chance that you were not a visitor 23 months ago.  Amends is different than apologizing, which is merely

Monday, March 25

A Terrific Way To Start the Week ......3/25/13

Where I cycled in Alameda. Lovely, the weather and view. 
    Good evening,

I just got in.  How was your day?  I worked.  I even received country doctor

Saturday, March 23

The Vision of This Inn, Revisited .......3/23/13

      How are you?

I'm bumping this up.  For the longest time, this was one of the top ten most read posts I've written.  I see it has dropped out of sight from the sidebar on your right. You might want to check out the many links embedded in it.

          Can you think of a better way of going through your week than considering your gratitudes? Neither can I.  Know that this place is here to

I Did Not Receive the Light (I was De-Lighted, & Delighted In Standing My Ground). Also, Disappointment, Using Must Haves and Can't Stands 3/23/13

       Are you enjoying your weekend?  An unusual experience was had by the innkeeper today.  A trip to San Francisco, observing people practicing their faith was the occasion.  A person I know invited me.

       Emotionally drained, I am.  At the event, six people approached me ---ten times--- encouraging me to light up, and I'm not talking about a cigar.  Each time, quietly and with a warm smile, I declined. I can say my "no" as gently as my yes.

       First to entreat me was the head honcho, although she was a woman. Maybe I should call her the head honcha.  A power emanated from this Japanese woman as she approached me.  This faith is Japanese based.

       Confidently, she asked me, if I wanted to

Thursday, March 21

Getting Through the Day, Revisited .......3/21/13

      Good evening everyone,

I'm bumping this up. It was written nearly two years ago,  March 26th, 2011.  Let me know what you think.

           The following spiritual disciplines help us get through the day, especially those that are challenging and stressful.

1.  Meditation.

    This spiritual exercise slows us down.  It permits us to slip away from the frenetic white noise of the busyness of life. Meditation enables us to still our minds and wrap them around the events transpiring in our day, week or month.

     Seeking God's will in the midst of all that confronts us, is what we are doing. Praying for God's grace to carry out His will, not

Wednesday, March 20

Kisses from God .......3/20/13

Although I'm a bit older and my
hair has grey, I felt like this kid.
      Monday morning, I was reeling from news received at 11:30 p.m., Sunday night, upon returning home from seeing a movie and picking up my laptop in Union City. (As you can see, with that device, I'm back at

Monday, March 18

Confronting Negativity----Gossip. A Challenging Day

     Good evening,

It's great returning to the inn. Today was my busiest day for this week, seeing six clients.  Not long ago, Mondays were my day off.

 I managed to get through the day pretty well, even though I went to bed at four a.m. this morning and rose at 7:30 a.m. There was an

The Innkeeper Is Back

       Hello everyone,

 I'm back in action-----ya ay!  One of the laptops that I turned in to get fixed was damaged beyond repair.  This I found out, after waiting several weeks for it to be fixed.  Unbelievably, they

Tuesday, March 12

Where Has the Innkeeper Been? Part II 3/12/13

"If we give up while still climbing the mountain, we'll never reach the top. Rocks along the way are not problems but footholds to take us to new heights and victories."

     Hello everyone,

Last week, on Thursday and Saturday, I went to the shop working on my laptop. Today was the third time.  I'm still

Friday, March 8

An Update and Prayer

      Good evening everyone,

I am cheating.  I'm supposed to be working on a talk I'm giving at a conference tomorrow. But, here I am talking with you.  I miss our times together.

      I went to the shop where my

Tuesday, March 5

Where Has the Innkeeper Been? .......3/5/13

How the hills nearby look. Thank God for rain
      Missing my companion----my laptop----has been a revelation.  My visits with you, here, at the inn, have been scarce. I miss our time together, too.  One laptop I borrowed is no longer available.  Ugh.

      I'm at the library and I've

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.