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Posts by Bryce Downey

2013 International Day of Peace Celebration

Meditation, Labyrinth Walk, Blessing "If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." Nelson Mandela (From Long Walk to Freedom, 1995) “I have found people who envy my peace. That peace comes from prayer; I am not a man of learning but…
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Forgiveness

Would I rather be ‘right’ or be in the loving?   “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” - Mother Teresa “As I walked out the door…
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Laying Low

*This post is a special note to myself, a reminder that my job is not to be Little Miss Sunshine ALL the time, but more accurately sometimes the clearest joy is in continuing on. So what if I need to get things done—like go to my job so I can keep making money to…
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Balancing Act/Rhythm Dance

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.  Robert Fulgham Is our purpose to achieve greater balance? To learn to set additional, or clearer, or more flexible boundaries with our activities and others? …
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Completion

Freedom Did you ever have that feeling like a cloud of lively bats is swarming about your head? I have and it's really challenging to get bat guano out of a sweater. Seriously though, having a lot of incompletes  is like that cloud of bats--those unfinished tasks just won't leave me alone. Even when…
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All In

All In by Bryce Downey, graduate student at Southwestern College, Santa Fe Not for the first time in my life do I find myself here: my physical surroundings are incredibly beautiful & conducive to frequent adventures, I am blessed with a sweet, conscientious, & peppy roommate, sharing a spacious, comfortable, quiet home. I…
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