Cherish Your Life

Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Seeking solitude enhances devotion. Emptying the mind brings clarity and calms the heart. Sometimes my wife joins me on the beach. She jogs, sometimes running backwards because Chinese …

Manifest the Beauty in Each Day

Live each moment completely, and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment. — Paramahansa Yogananda Today is Thanksgiving, and I feel thankful for all the love in my life, my wife, my children, friends and so much more. I am thankful for the kind people who …

Let Nature Fill You with Happiness

There is pleasure in the pathless woods; There is rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes; By the deep sea, and music in its roar… – Lord Byron There is a remarkable grandness to be discovered walking alone in nature. The poignant vastness is akin to wandering through gallery after gallery …

Flow with Life

We all sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it. Bob Dylan No matter how far we may roam, we all came from somewhere and a portion of our heart, large or small, yearns to remain attached somehow to the source of our genesis. Making our way gingerly at first, all …

Manifesting Positivity

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller A tremendous beautiful feeling comes over me walking the shore. My only intended goal is to go between three and five miles and to return home eventually. Along the way I try to take note of whatever catches my eye …

Aesthetic Enjoyment

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is the recognition of the pattern. Alfred North Whitehead The world abounds with interweaving patterns of energy and light. As we wander through our days, the subtle, smooth slipping of the elements from one state to another creates countless curves, swirls, eddies …

The Repose of Nature

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. Henry David Thoreau Setting forth into nature, anxieties slowly melt away. As my footsteps spread out across the sand, elements of the natural world begin to replace the artificial reality which sustains me. Wild rhythms liberate …

Blue Space

The sound of water says what I think – Zhuangzi I have been reading about a concept called Blue Space. Scientists have been studying the effects on people who live near oceans or other bodies of water. Spending time near water offers a myriad of benefits to overall health and general well-being. For me spending …

Being Grateful for Your Life

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde There should be times in each and every day when you simply appreciate the colors of your life. Stop and take note of the colors around you. Do not try to analyze or …

Sharing Joy

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway Beauty speaks to us in a language as ancient as humankind. The beautiful summons deep subconscious connections to …