Thursday, September 30, 2010

On the Bus with....No Pants On?

I had a rather interesting dream last night, but the ending was far from typical.  I was on a shuttle bus (which may relate to last week when I rode many shuttle buses to and from my hotel to a convention in Atlanta).  My grandmother (who is deceased in real life but who shows up in most of my dreams) saw me off until I got on the shuttle. 

I could tell when I got on that this was going to be an unusual ride.  The seating was set up as tables.  The chairs were comfy, and people where gathered around playing cards or all snuggled up reading  books.

The back window was very large and rectangular, and it was almost as if I were watching the most realistic High-Definition television of ocean surf...with waves crashing and tumbling from side to side.  (I was at an audio-video convention last week where I saw such things. My boss would be thrilled to know that work has come into my dreams.)

But in my dream, I acknowledged that what I saw was the actual view.

When it came time to get off at my stop, I stood up and realized I pants on. There I was, in just a top and undies. Socks and shoes. No pants.

When searching for photos for this blog post,
I could barely believe that something called
"The Naked Bus" exists!

Every other time I've ever dreamed about finding myself naked or half-naked in a public place, I've experienced a sense of humiliation, vulnerability, and embarrassment.  This time, It barely affected me. I even looked down and saw my little muffin top belly and my larger than they used to be thighs. 

I looked at another girl who was getting off of the bus and said matter-of-factly, "I don't have any pants on." Then I noticed, "Neither do you! But you have on some nice lace leggings!"  I grabbed my pants off of the chair and got off of the bus.

Then I woke up.

Your thoughts?  I have my own..

May you feel comfortable in your own skin. May you know that you are stronger that you give yourself credit for. May you grow in ways that you never imagined possible.

Debbie aka Sulilo

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Heart of Forgiveness - Living Gandhi's Words

It's highly likely that you are familiar with the famous quote by Gandhi:
"You must be the change that you wish to see in the world."

So, if you want peace, then be a peaceful person, and this will have ripple effects.

It wasn't until yesterday that this quote really hit home and landed with me.  I caught myself becoming emotionally attached to someone else's (repeated) mistake.  It wasn't the end of the world and should have been slightly annoying at best, but I had a real reaction.

Within a few moments, I thought of conversations I'd recently had with others about how I *hate* to make mistakes.  I realized that I pretty much have had a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to me making mistakes, and I have been extending this disfunctionality and intolerance to others.

I feel so much love and compassion in my heart right now for anyone I've gotten upset with over a mistake, and I have set the intention to be more kind and compassionate when people goof up.  I am going to BE the change I wish to see and experience in this world: FORGIVENESS.

I am generating and growing love in my heart to accept myself - even when I make mistakes.

I could get into the long, sad story of how I was a perfectionist child who was terrified of abandonment and rejection so I tried to be "perfect," but that's the old story. As an adult who's had this "aha" moment, I am ready to put on my big girl pants and learn how to love myself - just as I am...even when I make mistakes.

Like my friend Cathy recently said:

Everybody  makes mistakes.
That's why pencils have erasers.
That's why keyboards have delete and backspace keys.
And it's the whole reason that White-Out sells so well.

May you find peace in your heart as you explore forgiving and loving yourself and others and as you discover what is you wish to see in the world and how to go about Being it.

Much love.

Debbie aka Sulilo

Yoga pose to accompany your meditation on this topic:

Recommended Reading:
You Can Heal Your Life

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Away From Home Freak Out (Anxiety and Panic Attacks)

"There's nothing like staying at home for real comfort" - Jane Austen

My life is pretty well structured and stable.  I like to stay with the same job for a long time, live in the same place, and my partner, kitty, and I have our daily routines.  I started a new job this past summer, and I enjoy it immensely.  When I found out that I would travel in September from San Francisco to Atlanta for  4 days, I had mixed feelings.

I was excited at this amazing opportunity to travel and to learn an incredible amount about the new industry that I am now in; but I also felt anxious. I hadn't traveled on a plane in years - even to see family - because something about being far from home and out of my routine would shake me up, causing anxiety/panic attacks and embarrassment along with these.

I was mortified when this began to happen on a business trip with my boss and co-worker.  Luckily, they are two very supportive gentlemen who believe in my abilities and to whom I have already begun to prove my worth in terms of my work. They talked me through some of the episodes that I had, and with their gentle nudging, I was able to focus on the tasks at hand - I was there to cover a trade show on our industry - to learn as much as I possibly could, and to become impassioned about my trade - and all of those things happened.

During this trip, something that is probably rather obvious became real for me: Safety is not someplace out of ourselves. To think that my home in the SF Bay Area, or my partner, or my cat, or my structure/daily routine are what keep my safe is only a farce that keeps me and my world and my potential limited.

I stepped out of my comfort zone and had a minor setback with anxiety (though it felt quite intense and crazy at the time - I could barely eat I was so anxious!).  But, once I began to meditate and remind myself that I was a Child of The Universe - that I could *choose* to have a good time and to not only do my work but also enjoy myself, have interesting conversations and immerse myself in a completely different American micro-culture, and my experience began to change.

I was able to have a bit of fun, and when it was time to finally go, a part of me wished I had at least one more day. Funny, isn't it?

So while the quote from Jane Austen at the top of this page (which my friend Gabby posted to my Facebook wall this morning) does ring true, if we can find the comfort of love, safety, and "home" within our hearts, knowing we are connected to all others and to Life no matter where our physical location may be, then we are truly free.

Through this trip, I grew as a professional, but also as a human being. I hope that sharing my humanness around this experience has in some way blessed you or can bless someone that you know.  I'll let you know the progress the next time I travel outside of my comfort zone.

Do YOU ever experience anxiety or panic attacks? What triggers it for you?  What helps you to feel better?  Your sharing may help bless others.

Much love.

Debbie aka Sulilo

These really helped me out in the past and are great references:
Hope and Help for Your Nerves (Signet)  Attacking Anxiety & Depression: A Self-Help, Self-Awareness Program for Stress, Anxiety & DepressionLucinda Bassett's Attacking Anxiety & Depression Cd DVD

PS - This video by Kandee Johnson also helped get me through!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What does Yoga mean to you?

What is Yoga?
What is Yoga to YOU?

Is it the physical practice of asanas and savasanas?
Do you prefer that the positions are identified in English or in Sanskrit, or both?

During your practice:
Do you enjoy chanting?

Is it the only time you have to yourself to "just be?"
Do you experience stress relief and mental ease during and/or after practicing?

Does Yoga feel like a spiritual practice to you?
Do you learn lessons on the mat that transform your way of thinking and being off of the mat?

Yoga is and can be whatever you need it to be in your life.

How are you living Your Yoga?

May you take a moment or two now to meditate on this and dwell on it throughout your day.  Feel your feet touching the ground. Allow your shoulders to drop and your muscles to melt. 

What does Yoga mean to You?

I'd love if you left a thought about it as a response below.

Much love.

Debbie aka Sulilo

Recommended Reading:
Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday LifeA Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practices to Shape Your Life

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Product Celebration: Beautiful, Custom Made Yoga Mat Bags!

I love to search for all things yoga, and while I was online the other day I came across some yoga mat bags that I found to be simply beautiful:

[[There is no image, because as of 2-17-2012, these items no longer appear to be available on Shannon Buckley's website]]

I was intrigued and wanted to know more, which lead me to contact Shannon Buckley, the incredible woman who hand makes each and every one-of-a-kind yoga mat bag (and other neat items such as patches with spiritual symbols and messages) on her website HERE (if you are in the U.S). or HERE (for anywhere else in the world.)

Whenever I notice an item like this, it makes me curious about the artisan's spiritual background, so I asked Shannon what she considers to be her spiritual philosophy.

Her response:

"I live in gratitude for my creator and practice walking meditation and gargantuan amounts of self-love.  I believe in opening myself up as a conduit of the Source and allowing the beautiful and loving source energy to flow through me at all times.  I mean, it just feels so good- how could I desire anything besides that?!  Because I am so committed to sharing love, I am gifted with all sorts of beautiful interactions with people I've never met as well as great interactions with my friends and family and my spiritual belief is at the base of all of this."  

I found this response to be beautiful and in alignment with the message shared through Sulilo.  I also wondered: Why Yoga Mats?

"Yoga= natural health-care, yoga=unity, yoga= meditation, yoga= self-awareness practice, I love to encourage people to participate in yoga as I enjoy it myself.  I believe in 'physician heal-thyself,' which means taking responsibility for our health and that we are able to heal ourselves.  Yoga is a practice that is incredibly supportive to this philosophy.  Movement is life!"

Beautiful, right? :0)

Shannon purchased her very first sewing machine in 2006, nearly 5 years ago.  She developed a passion for creating high quality, functional lifestyle pieces for the active individual.

A little bit about the bags (straight from Shannon):

  • Seams are professionally finished so there is no issue with fraying 
  • Comprised of interesting materials that create a unique and eye-catching presentation
  • There is a shoulder strap as well as a pocket on the front for your keys or other small items.
  • Top has a drawstring close and a satin cord.
  • Bag is made to fit yoga mats that when rolled up have a maximum diameter of 6 inches
  • Made right here in the USA, by Shannon 

At the time of this post, bags on the site cost between $34.99-$39.99.  You also have the option of ordering a custom designed bags for $49.99 by emailing Shannon directly at:

If you order a custom Bag, be sure to indicate your preference with regards to:

  • General color scheme
  • Pocket flap and button color
  • You may choose an embroidery to add to your bag.
The average turn-around time on a custom bag is 5 business days + shipping time.

Aroma Bear by Shannon Buckley

I am so glad that I stumbled upon this website. Check out Shannon's beautiful creations, and may you be blessed in your search for a yoga mat bag that is unique as you are!

Debbie aka Sulilo

If you are an artisan of a yoga, wellness, or spiritual product or service and would like Sulilo to consider writing a blog article on it, please contact me via the Contact tab at the top of the page.  Blessings!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Miracle of Releasing The Past

Even though it can be difficult to leave the past behind, it truly is essential to do so in order to fully love your life as it is in the now - in the present. It is quite a miracle when we finally awaken to this truth. May you Let Go. ~ Sulilo


For years, my significant other (who is quite Buddhist by nature) has astutely discerned much of the cause of my suffering - living in the past - attaching to the past - wishing for things to be like they were in the past.  A part of me intuitively knew this, of course, but I was so caught up in and attached to living this way that I didn't have much desire to change it.

It wasn't until the other day, when another male figure in my life that I respect said, "You need to leave the past behind. MOVE ON" that something really shifted inside.  All of my partner's words came rushing to me about how I should the past - especially things that happened so long ago - go, release, and live in the now. A seed that had been planted, watered, and tended to had finally sprouted.


I am a child of the 80s and love the music from that decade.  I am often transported to that time period simply by hearing a song that holds memories. While this is okay, it seems that I've held on to memories so tightly that I developed preferences in my mind that everyone and everything remain stagnant, just the way I remember them being when I was a little girl (which is odd, since I acknowledge the immense changes I've experienced within over the years.)

I moved out to California about 15 years ago, and I was very young when I made this big move from from Massachusetts to San Francisco.  My Dad had recently passed away from a terrible disease, and not too long after, my maternal grandmother passed away.  

Moving so far away seemed to have an effect on my emotions and feelings - the physical distance was mirrored in emotional distance.  And, honest to goodness, up until a few days ago I unfairly expected everyone back in Massachusetts (my family, friends) and everything (places I used to go to) to still be the way I remembered it, and I treated people as if they were the same as they were in the 80s...or in 1995.


It was a REAL, TRUE, Awakening that occurred the other day. It was almost as if my inner child said, "Ok, Mama. It's time to move on. It's time to let that all go and Be Here Now."  I am excited to watch how this transition manifests itself.  I feel so blessed by this whole experience. I look forward to sharing additional insights on this as they arise in hopes that you will be blessed too.


May you feel led to Let Go when Spirit leads you.  May you be open to moving on and healing.  


Much love.



Debbie aka Sulilo 

Recommended Reading:

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual EnlightenmentA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)You Can Heal Your LifeHeal Your Body A-Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Masks That We Wear (Also My Facebook Wellness Giveaway Details!)

"We all wear masks - metaphorically speaking."
- Ben Stein as Dr. Arthur Neuman in "The Mask"

In psychology, we learn that humans tend to show different sides of themselves to different people or groups of people (which is a good thing - we don't want to be so indiscreet that we share the same things we'd tell our closest and dearest friends with, say, our insurance brokers.)

While we remain ourselves at the core, there are situations in which we intuitively know or feel that it is either okay or inappropriate to share a part of ourselves.  We tend to share more with people we trust and hold back when with people we don't (or in situations that require us to present ourselves academically or professionally.)

This is true of all human beings, including famous figures such as Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn is a great example of the masks theory.  She presented herself as a sexy vixen, full of confidence and glamour. Yet in her death, we learned that underneath the alter ego of Marilyn, there was a woman by the name of Norma Jean Baker, who many say was a vulnerable, insecure, and at times emotionally unstable.

She is quoted as having said: "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."

I thought of Marilyn today after I caught myself uttering insecurities galore.  Since I write about self-confidence, love, and acceptance, one of my coworkers found it quite curious that I would say such things when I present so much differently through my Sulilo persona.   I am truly grateful that she said something.

It really made me think, and I want to share this:

I am on this road along side of you.  This journey is life-long (and for most of us numerous life-times long), and I surely have not mastered the arts of self-confidence, self-love, or self-acceptance. In fact, I consider much of my writing to be a reflection of my own vulnerabilities as well as love letters to myself and to any other soul with which my messages resonate.  Many times, the topic of my blog will spring from a personal experience or observation, and I write as if I were my own best friend and were going through the same situation. What would I say?

My intention is to tune into Source, to Life, and my Heart when I present you with various topics and discussions. May you be blessed and take from it what you need.  May you remember that none among us is perfect - not even the biggest self-help Guru on the planet.  We are all on this road together.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Despite The Messages We Are Given - YOU are Beautiful!

Each and every human being is beautiful, just as they were created.  Society - especially in the West - teaches us that if we don't look like a hot hottie on MTV or in Hollywood that we are somehow inferior.

We are presented with altered images of unrealistic body images and are "told" that this is what is beautiful.

Actress Jessica Alba
Left:original image.
Right: altered image as presented in magazine
Note the tiny disproportionate waist size in the photo on the right.

The truth is, unrealistic and unattainable images are presented to us - especially to women - all of the time. Real beauty is what you see when you look in the mirror. Real beauty is the love that radiates from your heart...that can be felt in your touch and the space around you...that can be seen in the compassion of your eyes.

If you're having a down day and feeling badly about yourself...insecure...concerned about appearances.  Take a few moments right now. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Repeat to yourself: "I am a child of the Universe, and I am Worthy. I am perfect, just as I was created."

If you believe this message and know someone who might need this reminder, please share it with them. ♥

Debbie aka Sulilo

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Challenge of Loving Someone Just as They Are (And Not How We Think They Should Be)

Last night I watched an excellent movie called "The Soloist." It was released in on DVD in 2008 and happened to be the next item in my Netflix queue. 

All I knew about it prior to watching was that it starred Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx (as well as many others in this brilliant cast) and that the story was about a Julliard trained musician whose mental illness contributed to him being a homeless on the streets.  I also had a hunch that there would be an uplifting message, so I decided to watch this emotional film.

In the movie, Robert Downey Jr. plays a writer for the L.A. Times, and Jamie Foxx plays a man who is an amazing musician who ended up on the streets of Los Angeles, homeless, disoriented, and alone.   This is a story about two men who rescue each other on a number of levels.

Spoiler Alert!!! (Even if you read the spoiler, I still recommend checking this movie out.)

Throughout the film, Foxx's character, Nathaniel, suffers from auditory hallucinations - voices in his head. He is tormented by these voices, and as a viewer, I wondered how and when Downey's character, Steve, would help his friend to get on medication. That's what I thought he needed - to be medicated so that he could be well and live "normally" like the rest of us (in a home/shelter, thinking logically, not hearing voices, focusing on his talent.)

Steve eventually did bring this idea up and discussed it with the head of the shelter staff where Nathaniel would sometimes visit. Interestingly, the particular staff person that he questioned asked Steve if Nathaniel wanted  to be on medication.

I was torn at this point.  I knew that I wanted him to be on medication - for his own good.  I think that Steve wanted him to be on medication for what he thought were the right reasons. After all - this man, Nathaniel, was a brilliantly talented musician with immense potential, and he was suffering with the voices in his head, living on the streets, right? Was it really humane to not push him to take medication?

When Steve found out that the law could only make Nathaniel take medication if they had him in observation in a psychiatric unit for being a danger to himself or others, Steve contemplated creating a story to get his friend admitted to the hospital against his will. But, with some discussion with the shelter staff, Steve decided not to betray the trust of Nathaniel.

Instead, he began doing everything he felt he could do within his power to help him. At the same time, he felt uncomfortable being what he perceived to be the only beacon of light (besides music) in this man's world. He tried to help Nathaniel by securing him an apartment; Nathaniel was resistant. He wanted to play his violin or his cello in a tunnel or in a park, out in the open, not hidden from the world.

When Steve suggested that Nathaniel's estranged sister have custodial rights over him, Nathaniel essentially had a violent episode, hurting Steve and repeating that he did not want to be put away. No matter how much Steve tried to convince Nathaniel that he would not be put away, he could not be soothed.  He also felt confused and offended when he read the custodial paperwork that Steve had brought him. He told Steve that he did NOT have a "schizophrenic mind."

In the end, Steve ends up loving and accepting Nathaniel - as he is - without continuing to try to fix him.  Of his own accord, Nathaniel ends up spending more and more time in his apartment and practicing his music.  We never see him seek treatment for schizophrenia, however we do see a shift in Nathaniel's behavior as a result of someone reaching out, caring about him, loving him, and accepting him.

It is a powerful story with very difficult lessons to actually implement in our daily lives with the ones we love.  We may have people in our lives who are mentally ill. We may have people in our lives who are alcoholics or drug users - who are in denial that they use or that their use has become a problem.  We may have people in our lives who have other self-destructive behaviors.

We want to rescue them. We think we have the remedy - the obvious answer or solution.  If the person is not ready, he or she is not ready.  In this case, it can be incredibly difficult to accept the person where they are at (while not trying to push them to where we think they should be).  If we hold them in love...if we accept that this is where they are at on their journey and that we have very little control over the decisions that they will freely choose, we create space for trust, healing, and even change. We can continue to pray for them all the while.

May you be blessed as you witness your own reaction to the path of someone you love. May you be filled with courage, peace, and love as you open your heart to accepting them just as and just where they are.

Debbie aka Sulilo

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Yoga Article in The Weekly WAMP

The article made front cover!

An article by yours truly was published yesterday in a local paper called The Weekly WAMP (Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, and Portola Valley, CA).  I am very excited about this and wanted to share it with you.  Click HERE to read the article.

Bright Blessings!

Debbie aka Sulilo

Friday, September 10, 2010

Everything Comes Full Circle - Why Doors Sometimes Don't Open For Us

Experiencing one closed door after another?  Maybe it is time to do some soul searching.  We all have gifts.  It is important to remember that whatever our gifts may be, they are from the Divine - the endless source of universal love, intelligence, and wisdom.

Gifts are given so that - yes- we can receive all of the good feelings that come with accomplishments and the admiration of others (within reason - after all, we are worthy), but mainly so that we can share them, touching, blessing, and loving others while serving the greater good of all living beings.

I've spent a fair share of time chasing after things for reasons other than facilitating the greater good-ness. I saw other peoples' dreams and tried to accomplish what they had achieved, thinking that this would bring me happiness.  I tried my hand at a number of different trades and activities looking to fill a void, but I now see that what I really sought was the happiness, contentment, and satisfaction that I saw in the eyes and hearts of those who had found the gifts that God had given them and had found a way to pursue those passions. I wanted to experience what they were experiencing. Perhaps you can identify with this. This is the point where we must be open and receptive to realizing our own gifts - not all of the gifts we see in others and wish we had or think we can have if we work hard enough, but those gifts that have been placed in our hearts and that come with relative ease. I feel this way about writing.

As people continue to be drawn to the work that I am putting out via blogging, tweeting, and Facebooking,  I am grateful and thankful to the Universe for planting the seed in my heart to pursue writing. Its something I've loved, enjoyed, and been encouraged to do since I was a young child - yet up until the past year or so, I really didn't value it.  Perhaps I doubted that I could ever get back into the flow again...perhaps I worried that no one would read what I would put out there.  But there was a moment when I decided to go for it, and now there is no turning back.

Life responded when I finally let go of trying to control everything and trying to force things into happening.  My job is a manifestation of this.  I just could not understand, even in this incredibly crazy economy, why Life was "not providing" a job for me even though I searched daily and went out on interviews. It seemed like all of the doors were closed.

I spent so much time on the internet: reading blogs, using Twitter, learning the ins and outs of social media...sometimes I felt like a bum (and others around me often had a snide remark about how much time I spent online) and now, I am using all of these skills in combination with prior experiences in my role at a company that I absolutely love working at - everything about the situation is simply Divine.

There are no accidents.  Life wasn't holding out on me. It is not holding out on you, either.

Things happen for a reason. Everything comes full circle.  You may be wondering why every door seems closed right now, even though you are giving it your all.  Perhaps you are going out on job interviews and have been "sure" that several jobs were the perfect fit.  Keep your chin up and know that if you trust and keep doing the footwork, it is all going to work out. In fact, it is all working itself out right now in this very moment.  The more we trust, the more the Universe reveals.

Get in touch with what you know in your heart are your gifts and ask the Universe to use you for the greater good. It may not be exactly what you imagined, or it may be EXACTLY what you imagined.

May you take comfort in knowing that you are counted.  You are loved. You are on your own path, and the more you Trust, the more you will See, and the Doors will begin to open.

Debbie aka Sulilo

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Top 10 Meditation and Relaxation Inducing CD Picks

There are many CDs that have helped (and continue to help) me on my journey, and I want to share some of them with you.  Here is a video on my Top 10 picks, followed by a list with Artist Name/Title, etc.

May you be blessed with relaxation and well-being.

Debbie aka Sulilo

Louise L. Hay - Over Coming Fears: Creating Safety For you and Your World

Louise L. Hay - Stress Free: Peaceful Affirmations to Relieve Anxiety and Help You Relax
I can hardly believe this is on "cassette." Look around to find it on CD.

The "I Love ME" Meditation - Contact The Love Awakening

The Healing Waterfall - (One of my all-time Favorites!)

Body Scan Meditation: Mindfulness Sitting Meditation - Sharon Allen, Mindfulness Teacher
Mindful Yoga - Cheryl Branco, RN, MTP Wellness Counseling

Contact to find an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Time for Healing - Catherine Regan, PhD

Hypnosis for Relaxation - Susan Gold, Certified Hypnotherapist

Lesiem: Mystic Voices Spirit 

Merlin's Magic - Angel Helpers

Relax With Thundering Rainstorm


Are my picks the same as yours?  Comment below! ♥

Monday, September 6, 2010

Under the Star-Filled Sky

Last night, I had the opportunity to have a fun time at Fiesta held by my boss and his family, who have also become friends.  It was lovely. My dear friend accompanied me. We had interesting conversations, laughed a lot, ate great food, and, as we were  walking back to the car - out in the country, with no light pollution, we marveled at the star-filled sky - this big dark cap above us as we stood here on the earth - millions of little rays of light and planets - reminding us that we are a part of something much bigger.  It is a feeling I've had during deep restorative yoga practice, and it was quite deep while gazing at the sky.  I've written this poem to help capture the moment, and I truly hope you enjoy it.  May you be blessed with the sight of a star-filled sky very soon!

Debbie aka Sulilo

This beautiful image is from here

Under the Star-filled sky
I pause, in awe.
and sigh.

The bright little beams of light from afar
shine down from the sky
each twinkling star

Reminds me of how the earth is so small
amongst the amazing galaxy
it is but a marble ball.

We are part of something much bigger
and so grand
Part of a purpose of Love
a Divine Plan

As I stand here beneath this sky of stars
nothing else seems to matter
Gone are the thoughts of the day and my worries
and the incessant monkey mind chatter.

This beautiful image is from here

I look above to see 
what I haven't noticed in quite some time
There's nothing like a star-filled sky
to remind us of our connection 
to the Divine.

Poem Written by: Debbie aka Sulilo 9/6/10

Your Thoughts are very welcomed here. Also, what moves YOU?