Ithaka Journey not Destination by Cheryl Marlene

Ithaka: Journey not Destination

Life is a journey not a destination.  Simple to say, not so simple to experience.  I want to get somewhere.  I want to know I have accomplished my goal.  All that gets translated into destination, a finish, a goal line, a point in the future when I know I will have arrived at whatever I … Read more

Blessing for My Journey by Cheryl Marlene

Blessing for My Journey

For any journey, whether in the world or within yourself. In my life, I travel lightly, gently waking myself to the depths of my soul. In my journey, I yield the urge to always claim I Know. As a student, I come ready to learn. As a teacher, I come ready to let go. As … Read more

My Edges

From the Summer of 2015 Edges. Recently I?ve been meeting with my edges. Some are newly introduced, others have appeared for re-audition. All meetings have reminded me of their usefulness in defining boundary and that wishy-washiness is a state to be sidestepped when possible. Edges. For clarity and depth.Edges. For evaluation and understanding. Let me … Read more

Human Nature: An Exploratory

I’ve been hiking a lot lately which has me wading through hike descriptions, learning a new lingo. The exploratory hike is an adventure that is new to the hike leader. Either never hiked the chosen path or deciding to attempt it in a new way, the leader is signaling an unfamiliarity with the path. Exploratory. … Read more

Into the Mystic

I am the oldest child of an oldest child. Raised to be strong, independent, self-reliant, thoughtful, and always looking out for others. The needs of those younger and less capable to be attended to before my own because I am capable and responsible and mature. Over time this has helped me be able to organize … Read more