Happiness & Healing from Her Write Words

The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

distant connector to the universe ~d nelson

A sweet memory arose
of turning those wireless knobs
& when aligned just right
out from scratchy static appeared
voices with news, sports, ideas
mixed with song & puzzlers for life.

Mostly I listened to music, but
when in 5th grade I found
myself with a transistor radio.
Sometimes I could hear those Giants
baseball games, even during class, with the earplug.

But then, without seeking it out
mysteriously, words would be exclaimed
that made me wonder, sometimes think.
Such comments were nourishing
food for thought.
In some way I’ve kept a curiosity
& appetite for more.
Wisdom from the void
helping me do the right thing.


From where does this sweet voice come from,
heaven, nirvana, another world?
Also, from where do those revelations manifest,
that speak to me now, as they have in the past,
healing, calming & illuminating happiness.
Isn’t it amazing how life can change
by giving a few words,
a simple, old fashioned letter?
A letter written from the heart, arrives.
Have you been waiting for such a letter, yourself?
Please click image below & watch this sweet video, then do tell.

79 Replies to “Happiness & Healing from Her Write Words”

  1. Wonderful post, as always, David. The quote, your warm words, and “the distant connecter to the universe” were all much appreciated. I really enjoyed the video a lot. Your skill and compassion shine through in this video. What a pleasure it was to embrace the magic and warmth of Kaira Jewel Lingo, her gentle beauty, words of wisdom, and human generosity. Thank you, my friend, for making this world a sweet place to be.

    1. makes me happy that you find it wonderful, Jet! I knew her for nearly 20 years as Sister Jewel. No longer a nun, she still embodies the compassion & love cultivated by her deep aspiration. wishing you a relaxing day πŸ™‚

  2. I love this, David! ❀️ I enjoyed the video very much and will write some letters this weekend. πŸ’Œ I have the stamps! A lotus for you πŸ™ Sunny

  3. I like the photo of the old radio. No time to watch the video. But I’m grateful for all those who keep me busy with many interesting things to do. Will keep my nose open for all scents leading to Nirvana.

  4. Memories of a much younger me, listening at night to pirate radio, broadcast from fishing boats in the North Sea. Playing music without the control of the BBC and governing bodies. Such a freeing time… and also a time when written letters were important.
    Realizing that both still are πŸ’›
    Thank you David for the sweetness of your post and shared video.

  5. I’ve experienced the power of gratitude in my life. My dear friend Angela, who is no longer with us, told me that she and her husband kept their love alive by writing love letters to each other.

  6. Yes. Yes. Yes. When we cultivate and practice Happiness within our own Hearts that state can be maintained even when through the trials of life. It’s amazing how life transforms when we consciously choose happiness and beauty to affect us. Beautiful post, David. Thank you! πŸ’žπŸ•Š

    1. Yes, that is my exact sentiment, dear Alison! I was happy to encounter her last month at a meeting. A few of my posts, back, is a reblog from my trip to VietNam 10 years ago. You’ll see “Sister Jewel” smiling there. She was a nun up until a few years ago. May your day be well, david πŸ™‚

  7. I am someone who loves to write but it seems I’m missing one form of writing that could heal myself and the recipient for time to come.

    Thank you for such a lovely post and video and such wonderful lessons from the void.

    1. Yes, you are quite a talented writer, JC!
      And yes, dear Kaira offers us a vocabulary
      of true love and the possibility of real reconciliation.
      Wishing you joyful love letters in the post πŸ™‚

    1. makes me happy to receive your kind words, susan!
      how nice you were able to watch her loving, healing presentation.
      kind of like old fashioned radio, if you listen
      & don’t watch πŸ™‚

  8. I am grateful for this post that reminds me to find the sun behind the clouds, to see the kindness and good behind the anger and pain in others, to know I have everything I need in this moment, no matter what is going on around me. A beautiful reflection and acknowledgement of love and light within us all David.

    1. thank you so much for viewing Kaira’s short, sweet, healing video, Karen!
      she was a nun with Thich Nhat Hanh for nearly 20 years.
      may your conditions of happiness reveal themselves, at all times πŸ™‚

  9. Beautiful story of how as how individuals can be transformed (and transformation) with kindness…. thanks David… A wonderful video about interbeing and the power of gratidude as a sure-fire way to bring happiness.

    1. your kind reflection makes me smile & feel better, Bruce, as I’m under the weather, at the moment.
      Kaira’s lesson on gratitude & gentle presence does have healing qualities, yes!
      wishing you pleasant moment and love letters from the heart πŸ™‚

  10. Thank you for bringing some warm thoughts of listening to medium wave radio deep in the night in teenage years and sometimes venturing over to short wave while tuning the dial to discover far-away broadcast from exotic lands or perhaps to catch radio discussions from vessels at sea.

    Letter writing used to be a deeply nourishing experience and I remember anticipating receiving replies to long letters and being rewarded by 10 or 12 pages of detailed writings from close friends or loved ones, informing me of all the happenings not only in their lives, but also in the communities that they were writing from. Digitisation has unfortunately cost us a lot of depth in our communications and we are not the richer for it (i.m.o).

    Very inspiring talk in the video. Being grateful for what we have is a very liberating experience – great suggestion to write a list of things that we are grateful for – just like the narrator, we might be surprised by how many things we simply take for granted.

    1. gratitude for this personal remembrance of written letter’s power, Jean-Jacques!
      i agree that becoming digitized has somehow reduced our humanity.
      i’m happy you liked Kaira Jewel’s calm, liberating expression πŸ™‚

  11. The magic transmissions that arrive over the airwaves, crystal clear amid the static. I’m not sure their origin can be named, though I call it the mothership. πŸ˜‰ The love letters are a beautiful idea, and I’ve done this a few times, most recently with a lonely, handicapped aunt who passed away last year. It’s small acts of thoughtfulness that carry so much power.

    1. Thank you, Julie for being part of this vast mothership
      and all her magical energetic waves
      conveying insights & joy amidst the static.
      I’m touched by your reflections of love letters
      to a dear aunt πŸ™‚

  12. I’m sure my father has an old radio like that somewhere in his room. After he died in January, I found love letters he’d written to me, like a journal of sorts. It was a profound awakening. I loved the video, esp the line about the capacity for awakening being always there. Thanks, David. ❀

    1. the “old” airwaves with those magical messages are fond memories, JoAnna!
      how special to find love letters from the past, for a sweet renewal.
      Yes, Kaira’s message about our capacity is gentle, true & profound πŸ™‚

  13. hello smilecalm its dennis the vizsla dog hay for shoor i think hyoomans wood be happyer if they spent more time living in the moment like us dogs do!!! as long as they also reemember to feed us!!! ha ha ok bye

  14. David, you have such a blessed gift to touch hearts with your loving, healing, gentle words – words that travel around the world through cables, computer codes, and aethers. Chi miigwetch. πŸ™‚

    1. i’m always happy when we gentle cross paths on these mystical blogosphere waves, Carol!
      i’m grateful for your academic personal sharings of the heart.
      thanks for staying tuned
      as i seem to be gravitating back
      to where the airwaves aren’t so crowded
      and the hum & warmth of tube’s glow
      is turned off early & often πŸ™‚

  15. Beautiful video, David, thank you for sharing. And thank you for staying in touch with me. I am so bad at staying in contact with my blogging friends that I am really grateful to see your icon (or whatever one calls it), and often your comments, appear on my posts. Your presence is always so welcome, and I appreciate the unique messages that your blog brings into my life. I hardly know you really but I feel like you’re a dear friend. I pray for you. _/\_ πŸ˜€ I’m very glad that you visit my blog regularly so that I don’t lose track of _your_ blog posts. They always bring something special to my day. ❀

    1. thank you for your kind reflection, Sarah!
      it’s wonderful we can be supportive
      across space & time
      as we spin around
      on this fast moving
      space ball πŸ™‚

  16. @”The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.” – Monsieur Thich Nhat Hanhs is sooo right… ❀ in fact, he must've thought about the old Latin encouragement:"memento mori et carpe diem!" = remember you'll die and live up this very day! πŸ™‚
    * * *
    bonus:"be good to yourself for if you don't take care of your body, WHERE will you live?!" πŸ™‚

    1. thank you for kindly viewing her short, wise lesson, Cate. I was grateful to encounter the sister again, last time was 6 years ago in Germany, when she was still a nun.

      1. Dear David, thank you so much for this video share.. πŸ™‚ So many things we have to be grateful for.. Such an important and uplifting message..
        I know I have often written Angel letters .. So many things we should celebrate in gratitude
        I agree with her thoughts upon the Collective.. And the only way we can shift the whole is by nurturing and loving ourselves and all that we have within our lives to be grateful for..
        Many thanks dear David..
        May the Sun always shine for you and yours, and I am so pleased our own paths have crossed.. For it gives me greater hope, that there are many more than we know out there who are joining together in like mind in love and gratitude..
        Sue ❀ πŸ™‚

      2. i’m happy you enjoyed Kaira’s beautiful message, dear Sue! certainly it is aligned with the beautiful teachings you’ve offered to care for ourselves & each other. the more wise, beautiful voices, the better, imho. may your day be well, david πŸ™‚

  17. Inspiring post, great timing, too. It’s a message that humanity needs to hear.
    I hope you have a soulful weekend, David. πŸ™‚

      1. Exactly, David.
        It is only in the moment that there is pleasantness.
        There is no such thing as a soulful weekend, day, year, etc., because the only time there is — is now, this moment.
        Thank you for the reminder. πŸ™‚

  18. Beautiful video and reflection, David. I don’t know where the voices come from! Ha! But love and flashes of mindfulness do find their way into our lives if we are open to them. Such beautiful surprises we bump into when we observe what comes over the airwaves! Our memories float up in interesting ways, don’t they? Bringing old sensations and emotions to the fore, giving us a chance to appreciate a fleeting joy whose impact we may not have grasped at the time. And really a heartful video, David, which I enjoyed very much. Thank you for this beautiful reflection on this lovely morning.


    1. i’m so happy to hear your heart full words
      as they’re somehow received as they’ve come over the waves, Michael!
      perhaps these old tubes’ flickering means they’re getting slower
      taking in ultraspeed transmissions, but makes me happy
      getting them, nevertheless.
      Yes, I feel good about sharing Kaira’s message
      of happiness, healing & forgiveness.
      wishing you a happy moment πŸ™‚

  19. Letter writing appears to be a dying art, but hopefully posts like yours will help people realize that a simple personal gesture can make a difference in a lonely person’s world. I also love your bok choy pic — did you cook those?

    1. thanks for your kind endorsement
      of the sister’s beautiful call for letter writing, Rose!
      i’m recalling a nice Chinese restaurant serving those veggies πŸ™‚

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