Mountain Meditation

Mountain Meditation
February 15, 2018

The wonder of nature à la Rachel Carson

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts . . . there is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night,…

Mountain Meditation
January 24, 2018

Racial segregation: how it came about

By Marguerite Jill Dye

On Martin Luther King Day, while investigating the roots of segregation in America, I stumbled upon an article in The Atlantic that shocked even my husband, who grew up in segregated North Carolina. “Segregation Had to Be Invented” by Alana Semuels…

Mountain Meditation
January 16, 2018

The chaos and fury of a tweeting fox

By Marguerite Jill Dye

One day last August I was stupefied when words spilled from my pen without pause or thought, as fast as I could write them down. When I reread what I’d written, I was confused and afraid that such words had poured…

Mountain Meditation
January 12, 2018

Flurries of a different nature

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We are beginning to recognize the immense power of Facebook as a forum, and vehicle of propaganda and fake news since learning about Russia’s cyberwarfare and meddling in the U.S. election.

Through Russian Facebook and Instagram accounts, 80 million political posts…

Mountain Meditation
January 3, 2018

Happiness, karma, and the Golden Rule

By Marguerite Jill Dye

The past year has been an exercise in striving for balance in a turbulent sea. The wear and tear has been quite extreme, often exhausting and terribly frustrating. Many people, including me, have fought depression and lacked motivation. How is it possible,…

Mountain Meditation
December 28, 2017

A time for new beginnings

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”—Henry David Thoreau

The…

Mountain Meditation
December 15, 2017

Extreme self care in extreme times

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.” – Epicurus

Extreme self care is called for in extreme times, and these times are most certainly extreme. I learned this lesson when I returned home from Argentina after living…

Mountain Meditation
November 8, 2017

Landing on Terra Non Firma

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We left Marseille in a powerful Mistral, crossed the Atlantic without event, and landed at Logan in another strong wind, the last hurricane’s tail end that wiped power out across New England. Indeed, the world is all stirred up. Although…