Facing The Beast

When all is said and done, it is in the way we do the little things each day which prepares us for any big things that can come our way. It is breathing into whatever arises with an unselfconscious equanimity, seeing all as a gift, no matter its nature. This equanimity is not a state…

A Skeptic Pursuing Wonder

Fear driven by circumstance, we seem to walk a thin line between the thin skinned narcosis of belief, and each moment, wings open, being sliced throat-to-belly opened to the cosmos. We seem to vacillate, lukewarm, between a false (an understandably human) hope (for some future relief from the raging present) and a fierce resistance to…

BECOMING ALL YOU CAN BE

This “walking ourselves home” is an ongoing business. There is no one stop shop, where we hit the “home” button & we’re done! No, it’s a continual re-birthing into the eternal present of our common birthright. The psychiatrist Gerald C. May put it beautifully when he said that “a contemplative psychology could embrace in-the-round, the…

Being Distracted to Death is a Way of Life

It seems that our attention is habitually fixed outwardly towards the things, people, events and relationships which seem to most immediately impact own own circle of influence. This means that we are, willy-nilly, bobbing corks floating on the roiling surface of a stormy ocean, at the whim of crashing tides and waves, their unpredictable troughs…

Dauntless Exuberance

The audacity of youth is in its unquestioned thinking that time does not concern it, that death is an imaginary, far off event that simply cannot intrude upon its life as now imagined! Even those times when death came close and brushed its barely felt crows wings across ones face, were simply seen as spice…

We Are One Body Mind & Soul-Essence Being Many

Could this be the new cooperative community model? Having just witnessed one of the largest and most significant gatherings of heart-awakened spiritually-conscious visionaries and sacred-activists in the world though deeply touched and heartened I come away feeling overwhelm with the challenges that face us. It is not then by chance that I am simultaneously reading a…

The Wonder of Simplicity

In this present dismaying climate of high alarm and outrage, it would seem appropriate to offer a gentle alternative to the "righteous anger" rising up on all sides. Our minds seem to make everything far more complicated than they need to be. We ask inappropriate questions born out of the drama of the fearful ego's…

Remember

There is no moment or space in which what we call G-O-D is absent. It fills all that we see, touch, taste, smell, hear and know. It fills all before and after and beyond; It fills all below, above, around and within. It knows nothing but Itself hurled into being into a measureless, boundless expression…