Tag Archives: Mountain Meditation

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 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…

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October 11, 2017

Blessings from Covadonga, Spain

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Sitting outside the Gran Hotel Pelayo in Covadonga, Spain, the internet connection was as elusive as  el sol, but soon the sun and blue patches of sky emerged from swirling clouds and mist. We didn’t realize how rare sun could be…

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September 20, 2017

Dispatch from Europe, Part II

By Marguerite Jill-Dye

I sat in the library of a great man whose vision has touched people’s lives all over the world. His name is Father Ernesto Bustio from Guemes, Spain, in the Province of Cantabria. His adjoining office walls and rafters were filled with…

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September 6, 2017

Awakening to a new reality

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I feel as if I’m abandoning a sinking ship, leaving America for a pilgrimage across Spain during this perilous time of crises, turmoil, and uncertainty. Keeping up with the news, one can only wonder, has Armageddon begun? Scenes from “Mad Max”…

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August 31, 2017

Taking a stand for diversity

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We attended the very first gathering of the Woodstock Social Justice Initiative, a last-minute rally for love, equality, and peace on the Green in Woodstock. Seventy-plus local residents demonstrated in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and took a stand against…

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August 23, 2017

Communicating with animals

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Animals bless our lives and give us joy. Especially our pets. They love us unconditionally and connect with our deepest selves. How I miss our black lab, “Luke.” I remember how careful I had to be of having a fleeting thought…