Don't work hard so others see and applaud you, bust your butt to see and care for others. For over a month, I've been doing my best to get an online yoga teaching "studio" going with no success. Oddly, though, I haven't been all that troubled. I say "oddly" because in years past I would have … Continue reading “We” is the Key
Every morning as Lisa goes to work, we kiss to “start” our day. And, the next time I see my reflection, my lips will typically be glittery from her sparkling amazingness (like in the pic). It might be her lip gloss … but, I’m sticking with her being amazing. 😉 Isn’t that how it works, … Continue reading Love Leaves a Mark
Hi Friends! I wrote a book, an actual publisher published it, and now it's available everywhere! Words can't describe how excited and I am!!! 🥳🤸🏻♀️💫💙🤗 I'm also a bit dumbfounded, as in "am I dreaming? Is this real?", but mostly STOKED. It's titled Falling into Love: The Transformative Power of Community. Back on November 10, 2008 … Continue reading I Wrote a Book that Got Published!
The first time I heard someone say our words and titles for "God" are really just metaphors I was a bit taken aback. Yet, the more I ponder, practice, and experience, the more I find this to be True and helpful. After all, as Augustine said, "If you comprehend it, it is not God." The Divine, … Continue reading “God”, a Word for That Which is Beyond Words
One of my favorite yoga teachers talks about connecting with "the God of your understanding". Aside from wisely noting every person has a different conception of the Divine, I hear Seane Corn as pointing to something I increasingly find True: Whether we're a theist, atheist, agnostic, or all three, our mental image of God greatly shapes … Continue reading From Afraid and Disconnected to Peaceful and Loving: How My Views of God Have Shaped My Life
What do you do with regrets? When my daughter was born I was on the other side of the world, deployed with the Air Force to the Middle East. As I sat chatting with coworkers in the chow hall, our commander walked in and waived me over. “Congratulations, Kermit,” he said, naming me by my … Continue reading Love the Bridge That Got You Here
Hi Beautiful! Today I thought I’d try something different and write about an easy, breezy, and 100% noncontroversial topic … insert laughter here … so let’s talk about God! What does "God" mean to you? Perhaps more importantly, how does one experience and relate with the Divine? I heard ANY naming of the Divine, including … Continue reading “God”?
Hi Beautiful! Every time I teach or practice yoga, my goal is to open us to and energize us with the energy of Love. Yet, what is "Love"? While I didn't realize it, for years I didn't know. As a result, I couldn't Love myself, was disconnected from my infant daughter and (then) wife, was addicted to porn, strove to be … Continue reading Love in 24 Words – Part 2
Hi Amazing! If Love is the point of life, I Love my wife, I love wine, I love peanut butter cereal, I Love my daughter, I love yoga, God is Love, I Love God, and I love Star Wars ... what exactly is Love? At least the "Love" that matters most? I define this Big/Divine/Heavenly Love as … Continue reading Love in 24 Words – Part 1
Growing up, and as a young adult, giving money/time to charity, church, or to help others was like pulling teeth. I did it ... reluctantly. My now teenage daughter, though, gleefully had a garage sale to raise money to get 25 Christmas presents for less fortunate kids. My sister and brother-in-law are joyous foster parents. … Continue reading The Freedom of Shifting from a “Got to” to a “Get to” Mentality