What if Prayer is More a Way of Being Than Something We Do?

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?

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Meditation on the Bliss of Approaching Moments as a Snow Day

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

Living a Spirit Felt Life

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

Sometimes Words are Dumb: The Importance of Moving Beyond Labels

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

Meditation on the Bliss of Being

Isn't it interesting how much meaning and importance we put on numbers?  While on vacation for 2 weeks I didn't weigh myself once.  I say this because at home I weigh myself everyday, evaluating some of my health and vitality via a number.  While these digits can bring either sorrow or satisfaction, on vacation I … Continue reading Meditation on the Bliss of Being

The Secret to a Wonderful Life: Lose Your Life to Gain It

Failure can become our most powerful path to learning if we’re willing to choose courage over comfort. - Brené Brown   What’s the point of life? What makes for a great life? WHO are YOU when all is said and done, at the center of your being? Today it seems to me a key to … Continue reading The Secret to a Wonderful Life: Lose Your Life to Gain It

Meditation on How Surrendering to What IS, Beautifully Transforms It/Us

When it comes to personal growth and transformation, I think these words are essential: SURRENDER, EVERYTHING BELONGS, LOVE IN WHOLES, and JUST BE.  Along those lines, Eckhart Tolle says: "Don't look for peace. Don't look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. … Continue reading Meditation on How Surrendering to What IS, Beautifully Transforms It/Us

Meditation on Remembering Life isn’t About Getting and Winning, It’s About Connection and Loving

My birthday was last week and I find myself in a really full and satisfied season of life.  Loving the Seahawks and believing they can still do great things this season, on Sunday I thought of posting on Facebook: "All I want for my birthday is the Hawks to win today and win the Super … Continue reading Meditation on Remembering Life isn’t About Getting and Winning, It’s About Connection and Loving

Knowing Less is Really Knowing More: The Importance of “I Don’t Know”

I don't know if there really is a God.  I don't know what happens after we die.  I don't know if heaven is for real or not.  I don't know why there's so much violence, disease, oppression, and abuse in the world.  Nor do I know why there's so much beauty and abundant life.  Naturally … Continue reading Knowing Less is Really Knowing More: The Importance of “I Don’t Know”

Meditation on Living Free from the Prison of Consumerism to Love More

I read recently people in the U.S. work more hours per week, take less vacation, and retire later in life than the citizens of ANY other industrialized nation.  Why is that?  I think it's because we've gotten confused as to what matters in life.  Ads, books, movies, magazines, TV shows, and so much more YELL … Continue reading Meditation on Living Free from the Prison of Consumerism to Love More