Restlessness

Oneness of Belonging, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Oneness of Belonging, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

My mother died in 1995.

Yet her voice sounds in my mind over and over again with the same message from my childhood, adulthood and even after her death I still hear her saying, “Susan, don’t forget who you are!”

The Blessing, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

The Blessing, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

I too frequently wake up in the middle of the night with my mind whirling in a thousand directions at once.  That’s when I listen to podcasts.  I am comforted by the drone of other voices other than my own lulling me back to sleep; unless, the podcast is interesting. 

Kabbalah and The Mystery of Life, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Kabbalah and The Mystery of Life, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

I was searching for something. I was not sure what. It was like standing in front of a spiritual cupboard wanting “that something” I could not identify. Years and years of standing there searching to find solace for my soul.

Finding Zen, by Laurette Yund, BSN, MHS

Finding Zen, by Laurette Yund, BSN, MHS

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

                                                   - Robert M. Pirsig            

I have been a seeker since early childhood.  I grew up in a strict Catholic home and was  ecstatic when introduced as a young teenager to Eastern philosophy and other non-Christian ideas – what an eye opener!