Where Does Peace Begin?


I am constantly amazed that people wander around all day staring into their smart phones, as if these devices somehow magically fulfill all of their needs except possibly eating and procreating. Before we continue, let me assure you of a few things, gentle reader. Despite a lack of addiction to my iPhone, I am fairlyContinue reading “Where Does Peace Begin?”

Towards an Unshakable Foundation of Peace


What you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

Hidden Treasure


What Do You Really Need? There are things in this world that promise satisfaction, and we launch into the quest to have these things thinking: “Wow, if I had that, I’d be happy. I’d be fulfilled.” What we actually find is the dream turns into eventual disappointment. Because the gratification that accrues with the attainmentContinue reading “Hidden Treasure”

Grain Burgers and the Door to the Infinite


I had everything a thirty something American male could wish for: the perfect job in a field I enjoyed; a great boss; a townhouse bachelor pad; girlfriends, a few pals to hang out with; a sports car and club memberships. I had scrupulously followed the prescribed formulas for success. I had cobbled together many of the accoutrements of an ideal life.

Yet I felt restless and unfulfilled.

Serenity


To experience serenity, I think of the word “see.” To feel serene, I remember that a wise person sees the big picture. From this heightened perspective, I am free from the tension and anxiety that too often pushes its way into my awareness to eclipse the spontaneous joy my soul wants to feel. I thinkContinue reading “Serenity”

This Single Moment


I don’t know anything anymore I don’t know up from down Or east from west Or happiness from sadness I don’t know anything It’s becoming one big ball One vast, amorphous something In the midst of this single moment I can’t turn away from my insignificance Or ignore my greatness In this single moment Just holdContinue reading “This Single Moment”

Where Is My Playground?


Where is my playground now? I want to romp in sunlit fields. Like I did when I was younger. But there are no open fields now like there were then. Now there is more uncertainty than ever before. They say we need faith and hope, but we need more than that. We need a tangibleContinue reading “Where Is My Playground?”

Chart Your Course to a Better Life


When I’m feeling joy work becomes play.

Innate Goodness


There’s a lot of stuff happening in the world that is bad—really bad.  We know this, and we tend to focus on the bad stuff.  So, I’m asking myself: what is good? For starters, we are good—even the worst of us.  The trick is; how do we get to that goodness? I have found that itContinue reading “Innate Goodness”