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EVOLVING TOGETHER

October 31, 2012

Our moves served two purposes so closely bound together they were only distinguishable in retrospect. For my husband they served to work toward a wholeness of meaning. His was an outward search...


REALITY KEEPS A LEDGER

October 29, 2012

It was only after two years of belonginglessness that we received the invitation that would become Innermost House. So that the house itself was, in every way, not an elimination but an addition to what we had...


COMING TO TERMS

October 26, 2012

Oh dear, there is another term! I suppose we should not dwell on what I have already failed so often to communicate, but Place to me is a kind of outward mirror image of Innermost House and the Innermost Life...


SAFE AND IN CONTROL

October 24, 2012

A couple of days ago Ember's and Pam's responses led me to feel that it makes much better sense to think of the "we" of my marriage as the "me" of my self. Then the Conversation becomes an internal dialogue...


OURSELVES ALONE

October 22, 2012

I know what it is like to be crippled by disbelief. I have never been able to believe in the world, and it has prevented me from taking the first step toward gaining a place in it...


SEEING IS BELIEVING

October 19, 2012

When my friend Kent Griswold of the Tiny House Blog visited us during our last weeks in the house, he admitted that he had a little trouble believing it before he saw it with his own eyes...


THE SONG OF BIRDS

October 17, 2012

Where I live now, we back onto a little urban forest. I wake to the song of birds here just as we did at Innermost House. In our back yard we meet a wide variety of guests I remember from our years in the East, a land of songbirds...


A HERON IN THE RAIN

October 15, 2012

When I first began to speak about Innermost House in public I had no idea what to say. The house had come to us so spontaneously that it preceded any words...


AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARINESS

October 12, 2012

Ember, my heart has leapt with yours a thousand times at the prospect of Place, and despaired with yours at the Placelessness around us. You ask the question we only came to asking at the end of our search...


A QUESTION OF BALANCE

October 5, 2012

Tonight I want to try to answer a number of your questions about material life in Innermost House. Julie, you sound so near to beginning that I want to address you in particular...


STARTING OVER

October 10, 2012

I suppose there is nothing that was so important in making our way to Innermost House as our search for the meaning of Place, and nothing remains so difficult to explain...


NOTHING

October 8, 2012

Today I want to welcome a new friend who calls herself Nothing. Last week she introduced herself here with these words...


THE TAILOR'S WIFE

October 3, 2012

I am a tailor's wife. I never thought of it before, but perhaps my husband became a tailor because he enjoyed helping me with clothes!...


THE HALF WORLD

October 1, 2012

We did stay in a monastery a few years ago. It was a wonderful experience. In truth it entirely changed my direction in life, from forever inward to outward at last...


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