Meditation on Changing Our Thinking to Better Our Being

I always run late, in that at best I'm on time, but typically I'm a couple minutes ... ish late.  That's just how I am ... or is it?  I certainly have a predisposition to pack in as much goodness as possible and am optimistic as to how long things will take, both of which … Continue reading Meditation on Changing Our Thinking to Better Our Being

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You are Enough and Can Do Hard Things: How to Defeat the Resistance to Our Resolutions, Dreams, and Growth

Have you ever set a resolution, planned something wonderful, or decided to make a change for the better … only to be quickly doubted by inner/outer critics, have all sorts of distractions arise, be shamed at the first misstep, and/or be questioned for even trying?  I wrote a book and am ready to look for … Continue reading You are Enough and Can Do Hard Things: How to Defeat the Resistance to Our Resolutions, Dreams, and Growth

Meditation on the Holiday Gift of Giving Kindness Without Borders & Hugs Without Exceptions

There I was the other day, minding my own business cleaning the house while listening to my iPod and singing ... when tears burst forth.  A mixture of deep grief, hope, sorrow, and joy flung the gates to my waterworks wide open.  The culprit was James Blunt and his song "Someone Singing Along".  In this … Continue reading Meditation on the Holiday Gift of Giving Kindness Without Borders & Hugs Without Exceptions

The Gate of Heaven is EVERYWHERE

It seems to me “heaven” is more of an attitude or lens for seeing life, than it is a place … at least while we’re alive.  For years I thought feeling the Spirit, or “experiencing God”, was a rare event and/or just for select people.  Yet, over time I’ve found a simple shift of mentality … Continue reading The Gate of Heaven is EVERYWHERE

How Our View on “Heaven” is Wrecking Earth: An Observation on Global Warming and Salvation

What does “heaven” mean to you?  I put “heaven” in quotes, because in addition to what we usually think of when we hear the word “heaven”, I’m also talking about where do you want to be?  What is paradise for you?  What is the point and goal of life to you?  More to the point, … Continue reading How Our View on “Heaven” is Wrecking Earth: An Observation on Global Warming and Salvation

Meditation on Being an Athlete of Love

It's crazy how powerful the stories we tell in our heads are.  I generally go for a long run every Sunday.  Since my legs had been heavy and tired last Friday and Saturday, even before I woke up Sunday I "knew" the run was going to be tough.  Guess what?  It was!  While my body's … Continue reading Meditation on Being an Athlete of Love

Meditation on Allowing Life’s Small Specifics to be Gateways to Sacred Experiences

Growing up I was the good boy and my sister was the wild child.  YET, while outwardly I behaved "right", my insides were another story.  For instance, even as I entered my thirties I was pretty self-centered.  Then, as my marriage hit the rocks, realizing the hurt this inner disposition brought to my ex-wife broke … Continue reading Meditation on Allowing Life’s Small Specifics to be Gateways to Sacred Experiences

Meditation on Thinking Less to Be More

I don't know about you, but it seems the older I get, the less I KNOW.  I used to be quite certain about lots of things, and while it's still easy for me to cling to the safety of being SURE, I'm finding freedom in holding things more loosely.  I say that as a backdrop … Continue reading Meditation on Thinking Less to Be More

Meditation on Thinking, Speaking, and Living with a “Smile”

Today I invite us to practice being viruses 😉 ... what I mean by that is I encourage us to start an epidemic of bliss!  Have you ever noticed how your thinking influences your actions, which affect others, just as their doings impacts you?  Think of a get together where one person started ranting or … Continue reading Meditation on Thinking, Speaking, and Living with a “Smile”

LOVE is the Answer: Making Sense of the Florida School Shooting

As I invited my yoga students to some intention in their practice and day yesterday afternoon, I offered the following perspective: Heaven is less of a destination and more what we do and experience NOW. So, what actions and thoughts can you cultivate to bring more heaven to earth for you and others right here … Continue reading LOVE is the Answer: Making Sense of the Florida School Shooting