Manifest Your Own Myth

Don’t be satisfied with stories of how things have gone for others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi Satisfaction is not guaranteed in life. There is no way of knowing how things will turn out, but a person must understand themselves before they can be satisfied. Many people go through life trying to buy happiness …

Epiphany

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? – Charles Bukowski This morning I drifted into an ecstatic state. The ocean’s gentle whisper coupled with the rhythmic wave-pulse embraced me like my mother’s arms and carried me away. Away over the waves and clouds, away from anxiety and …

Grateful for One Another

Let us fight to free the world! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all people’s happiness. – Charlie Chaplin Contemplate the deeper meanings of the word free for a few minutes. What comes to mind? …

Gazing in Wonder

I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance. – e.e.cummings Since everything has slowed down to a crawl these days, I have lingered longer while window gazing. For the past week or so hummingbirds have appeared to browse through the pussy willows in the woodlot just …

Quest for Truth

If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way. – Seamus Heaney Writers spend a lot of time searching for the right words to express barely understood emotions or to describe imaginary events. We live a great deal of our lives trying to understand the minds of fictional points of …

Tranquil Soul

How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning? – Fred Rogers Quiet is energizing. Mechanically the days move at the same pace, but moments slow down when passed quietly. The other morning I listened to the soft rustle …

For Those We Love

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. – Graham Greene So many people are posting about who they staying inside for. I am staying inside for my wife and for my children. My kids are all adults …

Prose Poem of Hope

Fear makes us feel our humanity. – Benjamin Disraeli (A Prose Poem of Hope) A grim, gray fear fills the sky. Trembling uneasiness shivers in cold shadows. But shuddered windows and bolted doors offer little comfort. So many are greeted by dim wraiths in the mirror and shadows lurking down darkened halls,. Precious sweet dreams …

Stay Healthy

When things go wrong, don’t go with them. – Elvis Presley The world, as we knew it, is shattering. Hundreds of millions of people have been stymied by questions of WHY? Why did this happen; why can’t authorities deal with it; why is it happening to my life??? And that, as Shakespeare said, is the …