Why Keeping Death Always Before Your Eyes Makes Life Better: Let’s Talk About Death Part 5

I should have died 10.5 years ago when I was 33.  Yet, as traumatic as this unreal experience was (the above pic of me in the ICU was 47 days AFTER my accident), I can honestly say it was an incredible gift. You see, it keeps death before my eyes, which, crazy as it might sound, … Continue reading Why Keeping Death Always Before Your Eyes Makes Life Better: Let’s Talk About Death Part 5

Advertisements

Love Lacks Labels

There are moments when I see the essence of my wife Lisa.  The radiance of her being is so beautiful even the best poetry would fall short of capturing her. Likewise, there are instances when the lines between us blur, blend, and vanish.  Our connection is so rich I can't tell where "I" stop and … Continue reading Love Lacks Labels

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

Meditation on Being More Present to Experience MORE Beauty, Joy, Connection, Feels, and Love

To me, people are incredibly important, because life is about love.  It's about using our energies to increase thriving and flourishing for each of us.  I say this because one of the best gifts we can give anyone, ourselves included, is presence.  An ongoing goal for me is to be more present, which starts with getting sucked … Continue reading Meditation on Being More Present to Experience MORE Beauty, Joy, Connection, Feels, and Love

Meditation on Seeing, Valuing, and Celebrating People

I find the emphasis Jesus places on kids to be fascinating.  For instance, the Christ encouraged us to have the faith of a child and, after His followers tried to shoo the children away, told them to let the kiddos come to Him.  In reflecting on this, Richard Beck wrote: "I think children teach us … Continue reading Meditation on Seeing, Valuing, and Celebrating People