Smaller & Deeper

Amy Hoppock
A weekly invitation to living smaller and deeper.
Created 22 May 2020
  • Harvesting the Small Moments.
    04 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    From my 10-year-old daughter this week: "Mama, we set the timer for three minutes and just paid attention. I saw how the water hit the edge of the river. It's just like a small lake with the way the w...
  • Caretake this moment
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed. Quit the evasion. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live, to ful...
  • An Invitation to Open
    20 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    "Almost everything needs to be opened to serve its purpose. Clothes need to be opened before we can put them on to receive their warmth and protection. A book requires opening before the contents can ...
  • Thresholds
    13 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    This was another Spiritual Director training weekend for me. My heart and brain and filled to overflowing with new ideas, wisdom, and processing. I'm sharing a reflective reading from my blog, The Art...
  • Horizontal & Vertical
    06 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    This week I had dinner with a compassionate, diverse, and endlessly fascinating small group of people. (Outside, all vaccinated, etc.) It felt like a special moment because it's been so long since I'v...
  • One Suggestion
    30 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 0 1
    "Revisiting the same poem every day is the antithesis of the attention economy: instead of scrolling along the surface, I'm diving deep beneath it." -Elliot Holt Sometimes it's hard to know what to wr...
  • With or Against the Current
    23 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    "It's so easy to see where we swim against the current and so much harder to see where we move with the current." Robin DiAngelo (On Being with Krista Tippett) I love when I hear something that feels ...
  • Time to Renew
    16 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 3
    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson School starts tomorrow morning, back to packing lunches, packing backpacks paired with the dread...
  • Victim, Hero, Learner?
    09 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    I'm in the middle of two busy weeks of travel wrapping up summer. I'm sharing a piece I wrote a few years ago. I love this question. It cuts to the core. It's a small and deep shift that can change ho...
  • Language of The Spirit
    02 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” ― Kahlil Gibran Photo by Michael Held on Unsplash I have precisely zero chill when it comes to a s...
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