How “This” is Heaven and “That” is Suffering

I wonder if you can relate to this: In my mid teens I couldn’t wait to be able to drive.  In high school I longed for college.  At university I was anxious to graduate, move out of my parents’ house, and get a "real" job.  As a single man I couldn’t wait to get married.  … Continue reading How “This” is Heaven and “That” is Suffering

What Lights You Up?

What lights you up like a perfectly decked out Christmas tree?  What makes work and chores easy or fun?  What brings meaning to your life, or is your purpose?  In "As You Think", philosopher and author James Allen says: "You will become as great as your dominant aspiration. ... If you cherish a vision, a lofty … Continue reading What Lights You Up?

Get Your Shine On!

Cheers! Do you have any "silly" or interesting rituals, like when kids try to avoid stepping on sidewalk cracks?  When it comes to my Seahawks fandom, I'm pretty ridiculous because I "know" my actions throughout the week impact the game.  I'll hold yoga poses for 12 counts, dry my hair to multiples of 12, schedule … Continue reading Get Your Shine On!

A Blessing for 2020

Happy 2020!!!  During this coming year: May you be rich with Love, be extravagant with kindness, and shine like a star! May you experience profound peace, life-giving connection, and infinite grace. I pray your successes are many and failures are the fertile soil for growing into amazingness! With all my heart I hope the months … Continue reading A Blessing for 2020

Cultivating Heavenly Thoughts to Experience Heavenly Realities

Cheers! Even though the Seahawks literally lost to the 49ers in a heartbreaking manner, as we left the game, I told Lisa I felt like we won.  In the purity of that moment, I believe my heart was speaking from a bigger and more True place.  And, while it's my jam, I'm not talking about … Continue reading Cultivating Heavenly Thoughts to Experience Heavenly Realities

The Value of Long OBEDIENCE in the Same Direction

In my journey to Love others, creation, myself, and the Source of this all well, I feel like the area I struggle with most is finding a good balance when it comes to Loving myself and others ... especially as my wife and I navigate life together.  If our "Love tank" was a piece of … Continue reading The Value of Long OBEDIENCE in the Same Direction

The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You

#love #lovealone #onlylove #shine #bestlife #yoga #bliss #kindness #personalgrowth #transformation #joy #peace #wholeness #upwardspiral #kitsaphotyoga #sweetsantoshayoga #ashesyoga #blissology #blissarmy #wound #light #Rumi #winter #Christmas #solstice #darkness #selfstudy #Svadhyaya #alcoholicsanonymous Cheers to You! When I was in the Air Force, I learned the magic comes from the mess.  The elite warfighters weren't flawless.  They were the ones who … Continue reading The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You

Your Body is Magical!

What’s your relationship with your body?  While the truest part of me knows I’m a fit guy, a critical voice within is NEVER satisfied and focuses on my shortcomings and ways I “should” be better.  With that admission, let me shout: my body is MAGICAL!  YOUR body is magical!  While I’m in the process of fully trusting … Continue reading Your Body is Magical!

Kindness is Happiness

Cheers to you! Worn out from working 12 days in a row, feeling the weight of all the things to do and the financial stress of the holidays, and momentarily stuck in "I'm an army of one and have to do ALL the things" thinking, I had a bit of a meltdown the other night. … Continue reading Kindness is Happiness

Giving Ourselves Permission to Cry, Wail, & Moan

One of my earlier memories is from a dirt clog fight with friends in Kanas.  Picture a snowball melee with dried clumps of dirt.  In our childhood enthusiasm, one of my friends pegged me in the face ... with a rock hidden at the center of the soil.  Ouch!  While the girl I had a … Continue reading Giving Ourselves Permission to Cry, Wail, & Moan