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Article in Lion’s Roar: Three Questions for Coming Back to Now

Dear friends,
I’m honored to share a recent article of mine published on Lion’s Roar. xo


On a recent personal retreat, I hiked into Horn Canyon in the east end of Ojai, California. Due to the severe drought, it had been years since water had flowed alongside the trail there, but now I was delighted to cross the creek a few times, jumping from rock to rock.

My mind was clear and focused, taking in the sounds and smells of the trail β€” glistening poison oak, fragrant sage, infinite wildflowers… With the warm sun on my back, I felt fully alive in the present moment. Such a wonderful gift to be alive! To be awake!

On the way back through the canyon, though, my mind jumped ahead of my body: it was busy planning out what I would do as soon as I got back. First a snack, then another writing session, or maybe both at the same time, then a hot shower. And what would I have for dinner?

Read the full article here.


2 comments on “Article in Lion’s Roar: Three Questions for Coming Back to Now

  1. Hi Leslie,

    I ran across this earlier! So great! Congratulations!

    I’m so glad you are pursuing your dreams, your path, your calling. I heard the retreat was AMAZING! Wish I could have been there. Congratulations on your ordination. What is your new dharma name?

    Hope we can talk soon! xo, p

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