Tag Archives: Mountain Meditation

Mountain Meditation
May 26, 2018

The power of going within

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Sometimes we just need to click “pause” to escape from the craziness of everyday life. Full schedules, obligations, media, and events cause many to live in constant distraction. But when we take a few minutes within, our inner nature reveals itself. Pushing…

Mountain Meditation
May 10, 2018

Mothers on the move

By Marguerite Jill Dye

After a big family Mother’s Day Dinner, Mom started to scrub lots of Corning. Said the children, “It’s your day. You shouldn’t wash dishes! Just rinse, and do them in the morning.” From “A Smile, a…

Mountain Meditation
May 3, 2018

Let’s go for a walk!

A little poem I wrote in my 20s still holds true today: A Walk, Just a Walk A walk, just a walk, without destination, not hampered by unhappiness, or pressured by time. A walk, just a walk, that exercised thought, shared a smile,…

Mountain Meditation
April 4, 2018

Acute stress disorder

By Marguerite Jill Dye

The other night, I couldn’t sleep. I was worrying and my husband was snoring. I crept downstairs and caught Stephen Colbert’s interview with Sean Penn. His face was drawn and his hair was disheveled. He’d taken an Ambien after a red-eye…

Mountain Meditation
March 30, 2018

Biding time until the end with Doc Martin

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Since beginning to write this weekly column I’ve paid keen attention to current events. I try to write about relevant themes with substance, inspiration, and integrity. I feel a sense of responsibility and have tried to keep up and stay aware…

Mountain Meditation
February 28, 2018

The new American revolution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

How have we come to this point, America, that students who cowered in closets and classrooms, beside murdered classmates and coaches, must lead the charge to bring sense to our laws? How have we come to be represented by leaders who…

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…