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

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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