Luminous Lotus of Love: a Poem

Floating in my lotus boat Drifting on the cosmic sea Upon my soul I wrote This vow of love to thee Sail into the sparkling light Guided by my compass heart I find there my lovely sprite And a loving world does start We two are one forever Nothing can break us apart Together we …

The Tao of Zen

Quickly, without thinking good or evil, what is your original face before your parents were born. – From the Gateless Gate Every person is on the path of self-realization, whether they ever reach the transcendental realization or not. To the Taoist, understanding comes from not knowing. Because to know something with certainty blocks off all …

Winter Blooming Plum

A poem dedicated to hope The gray-white dome of tyrannical winter descends Pounds the windows and walls with bluster Chases the sun and stars from the heavens Bare branches bend to winter’s bitter will While the tremulous blooming plum Glitters golden hope midst the gloom A swirl of lace-winged fairies Lift the curtain unto reverie …

Happy Martin Luther King Day

The words and deeds of Dr. King have inspired me since I was a little boy. His message is knitted into the fabric of my dreams. May more people take his powerful words to heart. Let’s strive to live his dream of tolerance and peace, love and understanding. Let us all hope that the dark …

Gaining Perspective

The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. – Oscar Wilde It is said that at times you can’t see the forest for the trees. This means you are too close to the details of a problem to find a solution to the issue as a whole. These short, concise expressions of general …

Believe in Your Daydreams

Everything starts as somebody’s daydream – Larry Niven We are the stuff of dreams. The lives of each and every one of us has been shaped by our dreams, and the dreams of our: parents, ancestors, teachers, teachers, and so many more who influence us each day. The technological electrified world we inhabit was dreamed …

Conjunction with the Unknown

Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition. – Madeleine L’Engle It isn’t obligation that gets our feet moving in the mornings; it is anticipation. The anticipation of something better. And the deep down awareness that the something we achingly deserve in our bones may never arrive, may …