Bringing MLK’s Dream to Life: Our Kindness Brings Others Brightness

Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone! It seems to me every moment of kindness and care, however small, is a realization of his beautiful dream. Last Friday, Lisa (my wife), Lara (my daughter), and I got to help some friends serve people at a soup kitchen type deal. It blew my mind how much joy … Continue reading Bringing MLK’s Dream to Life: Our Kindness Brings Others Brightness

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Two Ways We Should Judge Everybody: You are Light. You are Love

My yoga teacher, Eoin Finn, says “yoga is a feeling, not a shape,” which I find to be true not just in yoga, but also in life.  Life isn’t about trying to become something glorious externally (as society often tells us to do), but reconnecting to the inner, inborn, divinely given glory withinus.  I’d say … Continue reading Two Ways We Should Judge Everybody: You are Light. You are Love

Meditation on Experiencing Heaven by Living All Namaste All the Time

We have a placard hanging in our house that reads: "Love Lives Here".  This reminder isn't just true about our house, it's True about every person ever.  Wouldn't it be grand and change the world if each of us wore a sign to remind ourselves and others of this?  I read an eye-opening article by … Continue reading Meditation on Experiencing Heaven by Living All Namaste All the Time

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

Meditation on the Power of “Names”

Growing up there were times when I HATED my name.  Some kids, whose hurts led them down the path of bullying, would ridicule me by making fun of it.  They twisted Lang Charters into "Fang Farters", for instance.  As an adult, someone very close to me would name certain things I did, like licking a … Continue reading Meditation on the Power of “Names”

Practices, Rituals, and Routines for Staying and Growing in Awesomeness, ESPECIALLY When Things Get Crazy

The weirdest thing happened not long ago. More than one person referred to me as “enlightened”, “or something like that”, a couple of whom wanted to get together to talk about life, transformation, and their journeys. Now, I would definitely NOT say I’m enlightened … though I think wisdom would say it’s good to hear … Continue reading Practices, Rituals, and Routines for Staying and Growing in Awesomeness, ESPECIALLY When Things Get Crazy

Christmas Reveals Beauty/Heaven/Divinity Shine IN the Messy Realness and Complexity of Life: Grace Comes IN Our Darkest Hours

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. … Continue reading Christmas Reveals Beauty/Heaven/Divinity Shine IN the Messy Realness and Complexity of Life: Grace Comes IN Our Darkest Hours

Meditation on Thinking with Our Hearts to Let Compassion, Light, and Love Guide Us

It seems to me in the U.S. we're obsessed with our heads. I say this because not only do we HIGHLY value "looking" good, we're ALL about being rational, logical, and, above all, RIGHT. After all, most of us carry "smart" phones, not heart phones ... right? Think about it, what do political parties and … Continue reading Meditation on Thinking with Our Hearts to Let Compassion, Light, and Love Guide Us