The Importance of Silence

To mark the Winter Solstice, my wife and I attended a “silent” nighttime group pilgrimage through a large local forest garden.  As a guide led several hundred of us on a slow stroll in the dark, I couldn’t help but chuckle at how many people were unable to stop themselves from talking when we were … Continue reading The Importance of Silence

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Meditation on Resolving to “Be Lazy” to Hear Spirit’s Guidance

In contemplating a New Years resolution, a weird notion came to me: "Be Lazy".  I'm not talking about neglecting chores or shirking work though.  Instead, I mean slowing and quieting down enough to hear the gentle wisdom of Spirit speaking to us.  Letting our hearts lead more than our heads.  Following the lead of Love … Continue reading Meditation on Resolving to “Be Lazy” to Hear Spirit’s Guidance

Why “Naked” Warrior is Yoga and Life’s Peak Pose: The Importance of Vulnerability

I think Naked Warrior is the peak yoga pose. Now, before you potentially flip out or ignore me, I’m NOT talking about physical nudity, but vulnerability. I’m getting at the wholehearted life that comes with taking our relational and emotional armor off to reveal our total and true selves. For instance, one way I know … Continue reading Why “Naked” Warrior is Yoga and Life’s Peak Pose: The Importance of Vulnerability

The Day I Died: Why Falling 30 Feet Off a Cliff Headfirst Became a Beautiful Thing

Ten years ago today I should have died.  In a freak family hiking accident, I slipped, slid, and plummeted THIRTY FEET headfirst off a cliff onto a boulder.  In reflecting on this traumatic event, I can truthfully say this horror has been transformed into one of the best things that ever happened to me.  It … Continue reading The Day I Died: Why Falling 30 Feet Off a Cliff Headfirst Became a Beautiful Thing

Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Have you ever wanted to die?  I distinctly remember sitting on a plane preparing for landing, when it hit a patch of turbulence that jerked us so violently it seemed we would crash.  As the other passengers' faces turned to horror with loud gasps and cries, all I could think was: "Yes! Thank God I'm … Continue reading Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Meditation on the Beauty of Living from Realizing You’re Loved, Worthy, and Belong … Period

A tendency ... no, an illness in our society I've noticed is we suffer from victimhood.  We're told we need a perfect mate to experience real love, the president is to blame for our financial issues, and happiness is found in possessions, money, and status. Check out what Neil deGrasse Tyson, a famous astrophysicist, has … Continue reading Meditation on the Beauty of Living from Realizing You’re Loved, Worthy, and Belong … Period

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

The Importance of Focusing Less on Doing and More on Being: Meeting Your True Self and the Bliss, Peace, and Love it Brings in All Situations

“I wonder if a BIG goal of living is to more and more not know where “I” stop and “God” begins?  To increasingly find indistinguishable where “I” end and “you” begin?  The older and hopefully wiser I get, the more I sense this is True.” - A thought I had while running the other day. … Continue reading The Importance of Focusing Less on Doing and More on Being: Meeting Your True Self and the Bliss, Peace, and Love it Brings in All Situations

Loving the WORST Parts of Yourself is Essential for Happiness, Growth, Loving Others, and the Future of the World

“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” ― Hermann Hesse   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some form of the following: What you hate the most in other people, the thing others do that drives … Continue reading Loving the WORST Parts of Yourself is Essential for Happiness, Growth, Loving Others, and the Future of the World

Meditation on Quieting the Mind to Hear/Receive More Peace and Love

Mindfulness practices, like yoga, are medicine.  Preventative and restorative, life-giving medicine for our FULL selves: Body, mind, and spirit.  We journey inward to work through out schtuff, and as we listen to, soothe, and cleanse our hurts, sorrows, fears, and the like, we discover a precious jewel at the center of our being.  Maybe it's … Continue reading Meditation on Quieting the Mind to Hear/Receive More Peace and Love