Universal Life Energy

Explores Qi/Chi/Ki, the Tao, Feng Shui, Zen, the Five Elements, Wuji and Taiji.

Writing is Prayer

Franz Kafka Walking in the grace of an open heart and empty mind powers the creative wheel that transforms the clay of experience into a vessel for receiving revelations. Devotion to words has no preset requirements, simply self-awareness and willpower. Yearning to express one’s inner world permeates infinite variations of human experiences. But why pick […]

Making Your Unknown Known

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.– Georgia O’Keeffe What catches your eye as you move through the day? Fresh details can leap from a familiar scene like glinting treasure. These precious moments of self-discovery beckon in a whisper. We compose the world […]

All Things Given to us for a Purpose

All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. – Jorge Luis Borges There is nothing extraneous […]

In the Midst of Chaos

I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness that characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction. – Saul Bellow By stilling the mind, […]