Before we go much further in this blog series on accessing our inner and outer Enchanted Oasis, I want to offer a few disclaimers: The word Enchantment can be off-putting to some people. There are many people who fear anything that has an element of magic to it. My belief is that enchantment is like the goat … Continue reading The Enchantment of Everyday Living
Both quiet and silence are aids to enchantment, because they allow us to hear the "chant" of nature, the sounds of our interior lives, and music. The incessant and inescapable noise of modern life, standing in the way of an aural relationship with nature and making it nearly impossible to hear our thoughts, blocks enchantment. … Continue reading What is the Enchanted Oasis?
For some time during this summer of 2012, I'd like to share some ideas on what it means to discover and create the Enchanted Oasis within ourselves. This theme and the following poem is in part inspired by the sweltering heat enfolding much of the United States and in part by the beautiful poetry of awakening by the Sufi Mystic Rumi. I begin … Continue reading Your Enchanted Oasis