And this is exactly what I did today. Went to the park, found a bench, turned off my phone, turned off my music, and set my timer for ten minutes. Many thoughts were crowding my mind, but for some moments, brief as they were, I got lost in the sounds. I listened to the wind rushing through the sky, the flow of the water drifting … Continue reading Nothing but being Present in the Moment.
I’m still brand new to this school, this year is the first year they have had this type of position at my school, and the curriculum is still very much in the works. There’s a lot to keep me busy but I am loving the whole process. Administration, teachers, parents, and kids have given me the idea that I am making a significant and positive impact already, … Continue reading Discovering the kids Discovering
Finally. I’m getting there. Repeated Broken Never Spoken I’m STOMPING it to its dying day My life My dreams I’m finally, getting there A rubberband I could not stretch enough one way I did not pull enough another– —SNAP! All bonds broken And me, I’m getting there Others see who I am That’s who I’ve been striving to be I’m coming alive No more hiding … Continue reading “The minute you begin to do what you want to do, its a different kind of life” ~ Buckminster Fuller
Caught up on some zZzzZ’s last night and woke up to some brewed coffee (yay no more instant coffee!) I’ve been thinking about Tzfat. Avraham, the Kaballah artist we met there, talked about how nothing was an accident. Everyone has their own beliefs when they think about destiny, but Avraham’s outlook on life has had me thinking quite a bit. Chance. Names. Connections. Ancestors. Before … Continue reading Dream Like State of Israel
I’m sitting on a plane back to NY right now. I’m just remembering, reflecting, responding to this whole trip. My eyes see a bit more clearly now. My heart feels surprisingly lighter and freer now. My outlook on life has become more positive than ever now. Israel has moved me, the history, the land, and the people – how beautiful each and every one of … Continue reading Homeward Bound
I finally had the opportunity to go on Birthright, and not just any Birthright, the media group. The first morning of the new year was spent at a park in Tel Aviv where we had time to self reflect and write our thoughts. Now usually I do not get personal with my blog entries, but after meeting professional Israeli bloggers and a close friend from … Continue reading Shalom 2013