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
I had big plans for this year! Exciting things that have been brewing for a while, like getting my book about my accident and the life-giving centrality of Love when it comes to life, relationships, and God published, as well as becoming a life coach. 6 months in, though, I've made like 1% progress on … Continue reading Meditation on the Lovingkindness Revolution!
The Beloved One sees you fully, loving every bit of your being. The Blissful One adores you always, regarding you with infinite fondness. The Blessed One delights deeply, in YOU, living your daily, "mundane" life. The Beautiful One celebrates you extravagantly, roaring approval because you ARE a champion. The Bountiful One hugs you fiercely, for … Continue reading The Beloved One (A Poem to You)
I’m retired from the Air Force and have a M.A. in Ancient History. I share this because I used to think violence, power, conquest, etc. in the name of freedom and liberty was a good thing. I believed the usual forms of strength and ferocity would solve the problem of evil in the world. YET, … Continue reading Mother Jesus: A Call for Healing Over Hurting
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
Aren't the twists and turns of life crazy? Five years ago in seminary, I planned to help change thousands of lives by preaching Good News to people. Instead, I'm teaching yoga and have a MUCH smaller circle of influence. Yet, I can't tell you how many students express their deep appreciation for me. I don't … Continue reading The Importance of Letting Our Life Speak
Will you engage this moment with kindness or with cruelty, with love or with fear, with generosity or scarcity, with a joyous heart or an embittered one? This is your choice and no one can make it for you. If you choose kindness, love, generosity, and joy, then you will discover in that choice the … Continue reading Love is the Essence of What Christmas is: Life Lessons from My Daughter