I've been a runner for nearly 30 years. And for as long as I can remember, I've measured my success by numbers, going far and fast. As an enthusiast, my natural bias is to do ALL the things quickly. That's why Lisa, Lara, and I's weekends generally get packed full of goodness. Recently, though, Spirit … Continue reading Don’t just DO something, SIT There
There are moments when I see the essence of my wife Lisa. The radiance of her being is so beautiful even the best poetry would fall short of capturing her. Likewise, there are instances when the lines between us blur, blend, and vanish. Our connection is so rich I can't tell where "I" stop and … Continue reading Love Lacks Labels
I once said "the music in heaven will be all Dave Matthews Band, all the time" ... at church ... to hundreds of people. I mention that to express how much I LOVE the band. Dave's music moves me so deeply I have a tattoo of his lyrics that speak a poignant Truth: "Could I have … Continue reading Could I(You) Have Been Anyone Other Than Me(You)?
When you bring to mind someone, or thing, who hurt or wronged you, what happens in your body and spirit? Believe it or not, these days the person who most fits that category in my neck of the woods, bringing bodily tension and energetic chaos, is me! For my 6am Monday morning yoga class I … Continue reading Invitation to Embody Forgiveness
Teaching yoga I get to regularly interact with attractive ladies. As you might imagine, thought bubbles related to their prettiness arise from time to time. While I'm realizing this is normal and natural, the danger is when I identify with these thoughts, which is all too common for us. It seems to me we've made … Continue reading Meditation on How Our Thoughts Transform Our Reality
How are you doing today? I hope you are having an amazing day, and regardless of how beautiful and/or brutal it might be for you, I pray you are connected and cared for by a loving community! There’s a common “joke” you may have heard, which goes something like this: A wife asks her longtime … Continue reading 12 Truths that Transform
What is prayer to you? Growing up Christian, I think my experience of it was pretty normal. It’s words one speaks/thinks to God, generally centered on praise, requests, and gratitude. Interestingly, while in my memories the first two are pretty much all we did, these days I find focusing on thankfulness gets my soul singing … Continue reading What if Prayer is More a Way of Being Than Something We Do?
Aren't snow days glorious? Not only is there something magical about the white powdery stuff, but when it snows enough to cancel work, school, and other plans, I believe we enter a special and sacred space. I'd never made the connection until my wife Lisa pointed it out to me, but snow days joyfully halt our … Continue reading Meditation on the Bliss of Approaching Moments as a Snow Day
Have you ever felt like your were high on life? Thought all was as it should be? Had a deep and expansive sense all was incredibly well and all will be well? Whether it was for a moment, minute, or month I hope you have. In many ways, this sums up my general experience of life for … Continue reading Living a Spirit Felt Life
In class the other day my yoga teacher said something about moving beyond labels. This struck an “AHA” chord in my soul as I realized while words are necessary, they can also limit, divide, hinder, and minimize because we often think labels define a person, place, or thing. Instead of naming, separating, and fighting as Republican … Continue reading Sometimes Words are Dumb: The Importance of Moving Beyond Labels