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 …

Freedom and Responsibility

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. – Sigmund Freud I mostly stay away from writing about politics, especially these days. But what happened yesterday in America was an infuriating tragedy which was incited by great ignorance and intolerance. A myriad of questions fill …

Being Present

Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you… Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because …

A Sense of Well-Being

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. – Mark Twain Each of us is the accumulation of our experiences. Like layers in sedimentary rock or tree-rings, life leaves its marks on our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. There are numerous signs of our bodies aging: wrinkles, aches, scars, etc. The battering our …

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 …

Finding Equilibrium

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. – Pablo Picasso The Winter Solstice has just passed. The night sky is filled with celestial drama, as Jupiter and Saturn align so closely they appear almost as a single star. Fluttering atop the cosmic wheel, the times of long darkness and short daylight …

Wonder Among the Stars

In an infinite Universe, there must be other life. There is no bigger question. It is time to commit to finding the answer. – Stephen Hawking My imagination caught fire this week with the discovery of a tantalizing “signal” coming from a planet around the star Proxima Centauri. This star is closest to Earth at …