The Tao of Now

Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since “the rest of your life” won’t last forever. – Omar Khayyám This moment will never come again because it never disappears. We live in an ever-unfolding present. With …

The Oneness of It All

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. – Swami Vivekananda In Eastern thought, One has the dual meaning of number or quality. The modern concept of mindfulness flows out of the spiritual traditions from both East and West. Mindfulness emphasizes the non-separation of …

The Cost of Freedom

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. – William Faulkner My Dad racing after WWII My Dad passed away at the beginning of July a year ago. Because of the pandemic, I was not able to travel back for his funeral. But I held my own memorial service …

Reunion After the Plague

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. – Charles Dickens Several weeks ago I got the best news of the year, my wife had bought her ticket home. We would be reunited after being apart for over eight months. I was thrilled. For eight months, I have lit the light …

Reading the Sky

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Kierkegaard The past couple of weeks the area around my apartment has been claimed by a rather large crow. The bird acts as a sentinel against the neighbors’ awful free-ranging cats. It caws furiously at the cats. If you let your cat …

Count Your Blessings

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. – Albert Einstein You have all heard the same advice before from many different people. To achieve your dreams you must set goals. In short you have to become a seer – a person who through supernatural …

The Speed of Life

How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss A Gigasecond (one billion seconds) ago, I became a single father. My kids were 7, 5 and 3 years old. I measured each day differently after that. If we are lucky like my Dad we may have three gigaseconds to live our life the …

In the Presence of Miracles

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein The manifested divine spirit accompanies your heart in times of difficulty or ease. Like the air we breathe, the spiritual channel flows everywhere. For me, I …

Free Book – Unboxing Your Soul

Friday April 16 you can download my collection of reflections on life, love, nature, spiritual journey, and more. The book is organized in progressively deeper layers of the Self: Self-Expression, Self-Esteem, Self-Awareness, Self-Actualization, and Self-Transcendence. We are all wandering timelessly through paradise. Unboxing your soul reveals who you truly are. After a miraculous epiphany changed …

Poem: Soul Outpost-Cantos 5,6

Canto V: Peering over the Edge Tantalized lifeblood flows from the Great Mystery Shift along the shadow border Between the known and the unknown The heart trills like a soaring songbird A succession of defining moments arrive Reality tears away the fancy Consideration gives way to acceptance There is a surrendering to the Real Rudely …