The more we love, the more we thrive. One of my favorite parts of our home is our large guest room. Family and friends are, literally, always welcome to enjoy its king-sized bed—while sharing our food and drink. Out of 3.5 years here, I estimate guests have stayed with us for 6+ months … and we’d … Continue reading We’re Conduits for Love
Life is a marvelously messy tapestry of threads formed by—not only—all the people, plants, animals, and rest of material reality; but also, by our thoughts, words, and deeds. Shaming, judgmentalism, holding oneself as “better than,” living from fear, cutting words, self-centeredness, an “us versus them” mentality, violence, defensiveness, seeking to “win,” and inner-criticism—for example—all tear … Continue reading Love Al(l)ways
A Solstice Blessing
On this Summer Solstice: May we remember, even when we can't see the Light, it is always shining on and through us. May the sun remind you, you are always and forever loved. Just as the infinite twinkle of the stars symbolizes your limitless worth; while the earth lets you know you are at home … Continue reading A Solstice Blessing
Living into Purpose and Fullness
One of the interesting side effects from my accident and visual disability is that before I plummeted off a cliff, I NEVER had to think about where the car was parked, worry about getting lost on a run in an unfamiliar locale, or fret about navigating a theme park. My body just knew where to go. … Continue reading Living into Purpose and Fullness
What Gives You Meaning and Purpose in Life?
When life, or the world, gets crazy, what keeps you centered, hopeful, and Loving? I could be wrong, but it seems to me we're like satellites, and without something Big, Bold, Beautiful, and Beyond our small selves to orbit around, we go careening off into space or crash into the ground like a satellite that's lost its … Continue reading What Gives You Meaning and Purpose in Life?
What Lights You Up?
What lights you up like a perfectly decked out Christmas tree? What makes work and chores easy or fun? What brings meaning to your life, or is your purpose? In "As You Think", philosopher and author James Allen says: "You will become as great as your dominant aspiration. ... If you cherish a vision, a lofty … Continue reading What Lights You Up?
Finding Purpose and Healing in Shame
What do you do with your shame stories? When my dad was a boy his father, who he had a special connection with, was killed overseas. My mom was adopted and never met her bio parents. When I was a boy my parents divorced, and since my dad was in the Army, I was separated … Continue reading Finding Purpose and Healing in Shame
What We “See” is What We Get and Become: How I’m Learning Seeing Everything and Everyone as a Gift Brings Heaven to Earth
This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life. This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new. … Thy infinite gifts come to me only on those very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and still … Continue reading What We “See” is What We Get and Become: How I’m Learning Seeing Everything and Everyone as a Gift Brings Heaven to Earth
Meditation on the Harmony that Comes from Living in Alignment with Your True Self and Purpose
What lights you up inside? What gets your heart going pitter patter and thoughts racing in the most glorious of ways? What passions blaze in your soul? What would get you out of bed in the morning with a smile? I ask these questions, because when we live with purpose, when we go about our days … Continue reading Meditation on the Harmony that Comes from Living in Alignment with Your True Self and Purpose