A Love Letter to You

There's a light inside you that's you that can't go out. There's a kindness within you as warm as the sun. Wholeness and wellness are more intrinsic to you than your first and last names. An original goodness animates you from the inside out. Your radiant, inborn beauty shines brighter than stars. The flames of the … Continue reading A Love Letter to You

Grace is God’s Middle Name

My daughter Lara's middle name is Grace.  I have a hunch if Spirit, Life, Reality, God, or whatever name/word resonates with you had a middle name, it'd be Grace as well.  You see, "grace", as I'm talking about it, means "gift"; neither deserved nor undeserved, but freely given.  If I think about it, I truly own nothing.  … Continue reading Grace is God’s Middle Name

Cultivating Heavenly Thoughts to Experience Heavenly Realities

Cheers! Even though the Seahawks literally lost to the 49ers in a heartbreaking manner, as we left the game, I told Lisa I felt like we won.  In the purity of that moment, I believe my heart was speaking from a bigger and more True place.  And, while it's my jam, I'm not talking about … Continue reading Cultivating Heavenly Thoughts to Experience Heavenly Realities

Angels are Dancing Around Us

One of the thing's I cherish the most is tucking my daughter in at night.  After we share what we're grateful for and pray, she rolls onto her side, closes her eyes, and we begin a sacred ritual we've been practicing for 10+ years.  While I hum "Go to Sleep My Little Baby", I caress … Continue reading Angels are Dancing Around Us

The Original Revolutionary Christmas Message: Still Bolder than We Want & More Beautiful than We Can Imagine

Recently, when my wife shared with me how someone had been super unkind to her (the details aren’t mine to share), something within me wanted twice the suffering to be visited on this person … I may have even half-jokingly talked about going all vigilante ninja, to avenge Lisa, on said individual.  That it’s natural … Continue reading The Original Revolutionary Christmas Message: Still Bolder than We Want & More Beautiful than We Can Imagine

Why Pray? Relationship.

Do you pray?  Why?  I’ve been Christian my whole life and grew up with a good bit of obligation, “should”, and “ought to” when it came to my faith, so for a good bit of time I prayed because I was supposed to.  God expected us to pray, so I did.  Yet, it was often … Continue reading Why Pray? Relationship.

Meditation on Cultivating Equanimity in the Face of Life’s Ups & Downs: Gaining a Deeper Bliss

Love is the deeper energy and glue of life.  It's the Ocean we all swim in.  Think about it, planets rotate around stars, moons are drawn to planets, animals gather in packs, cells join together to make organisms, humans form families and communities, and so on.  Reality is a team sport wherein everything gives of … Continue reading Meditation on Cultivating Equanimity in the Face of Life’s Ups & Downs: Gaining a Deeper Bliss

LOVE is the Answer: Making Sense of the Florida School Shooting

As I invited my yoga students to some intention in their practice and day yesterday afternoon, I offered the following perspective: Heaven is less of a destination and more what we do and experience NOW. So, what actions and thoughts can you cultivate to bring more heaven to earth for you and others right here … Continue reading LOVE is the Answer: Making Sense of the Florida School Shooting

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 Forgiving Reality to Celebrate Life

Something I've noticed in recent years as a parent and child is some form of the following recurring joke: We'll be paying for her counseling because of that thing we just did when she grows up.  While the humor is a tad dark, it's also funny and true.  Here's the thing though, all our parents … Continue reading Meditation on Forgiving Reality to Celebrate Life