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”

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”

An Impossible Dream?


This is not fun. Of course, life is not all about having fun, but there has to be more fun than this. I’m not referring only to the virus outbreak. I heard Sean Connery saying, while surrounded by his children and grandchildren, that his “third act” (or eighth decade of life) was “Shite.” His statementContinue reading “An Impossible Dream?”

Awakening of the Heart


“The Sun in Your Heart is Rising.” Saniel Bonder I’ve been working towards a spiritual awakening for most of my adult life, and it seems  I’m on the brink of a promising development in my growth process.  There are many paths to “higher consciousness” and many kinds of spiritual awakenings.  In fact, each of usContinue reading “Awakening of the Heart”

The Fine Line Between Success and That Other Thing


Do what you love. Believe in yourself and what you do.

The Divine Seed


Something is prompting me to write this, even though I’m far from an expert on the subject.  I’m writing about an inkling. This mysterious prompting tells me that the inkling is a precursor to the direct knowledge of the something prompting me.  If I’m confusing you, I promise to be more clear in what follows.Continue reading “The Divine Seed”

It Starts With Self-Confidence


Where does self-confidence come from?  Where does it go when we need it most? How does an energetic child with a mountainous capacity for curiosity grow into a narrow-minded, emotionally constricted adult full of hopelessness and suffering? The answer is simple.  We lose the key to the door that opens to a satisfying existence; beliefContinue reading “It Starts With Self-Confidence”

Highest and Best Use


As time passes, conditions change. For example, a property original built out as a three storey garage can have a higher value and use to the owner and to other people as a high-rise office building.