the front door to your life

April 20th, 2010

This is not the view from my kitchen sink. This is the Rothko Chapel in Houston, and I think of it as the front door to my life. Many years ago amid a busy, restless stretch of my working life in Houston, I would often end up here. Like every peace seeker before and since, I’d come in, sit down and make myself at home in the deep, cool quiet.

May is a month of homecomings for all of us. Children coming home from school, families going home for the summer, and me at home wherever I go. If you’re anywhere under the wide Texas sky, let yourself into the Rothko Chapel for an intimate reunion with yourself. I’ll be sitting right beside you.

Sat., May 8, 2-4 p.m.
A Life of Zen: Making Peace with the Commonplace
A wisdom teaching and book signing
Free and open to the public
Rothko Chapel, Houston

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  1. I ordered two of your books today on for my daughter. She is about to give birth to her third child. She is a wonderful mother, but she works so hard. I wish she could slow down and I am hoping that you book will give her some insight to the fact that she is enough right this minute.
    Thank you so much for all your efforts to express healthy parenting. At 53 years old, I should probably read them too.

    Comment by Janice — April 20, 2010 @ 10:34 pm

  2. That makes two of us who are 53, and who should probably read them!

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — April 20, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

  3. Oh, MAN. I leave THAT DAY to go out of town to my best friend’s wedding.

    I hate I’m missing this opportunity to meet you! Come back to Houston again sometime?


    Comment by Karen/Chookooloonks — April 21, 2010 @ 3:17 am

  4. I love the Rothko Chapel and have many fond memories of meditating there when I lived in Texas. Thank you for reminding me of those days, Karen.

    Your blog and books have touched me deeply, Karen. I am so glad that I found you again during this time in my life! (We had some overlap at P.O. a few years ago…) Keep up the inspiring words, please!

    Comment by Deb — April 21, 2010 @ 4:22 am

  5. A spot I’ve long longed to visit… So nice to know you’ll be there signing!

    Comment by mama p — April 21, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

  6. I’m booking my ticket right now!

    Oh wait, it’s really far away. I am actually in Europe.

    too bad ;(

    Comment by Bk — April 21, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

  7. Thank you for leading me back to the front door of my life. I bought your book just last week and am about to read it for the second time.

    Comment by Carolyn — April 22, 2010 @ 5:39 am

  8. Yes I’m about to read it a second time too. Maybe a little more slowly this time! I have book greed. I devour them much too quickly.

    Comment by Janet — April 22, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

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