A Beginning: Happy New Year

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language; / And next year’s words await another voice; / And to make an end is to make a beginning. – TS Eliot The new decade is sprouting around the world, following the slowly rolling arc of midnight. The year ends hour by hour, as the sparkling …

Light the World

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. – Anne Frank Many times events in our lives become tangled up and our days devolve into chaos. It seems there is no end to the trials and tribulations. That is why holidays and taking time away from the hustle and bustle …

The Power of Love

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix Love is the most powerful force in the Universe. There is nothing stronger than love, and love is manifested in many ways. Today I discovered two pieces of bamboo – far from their origin in Asia – …

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 …

Find Love Everywhere

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. Rachel Carson Yesterday I was wandering the beach and saw something bobbing around in the surf. At first I mistook it for a jellyfish, but upon closer inspection I …

Increase the Happiness in Life

Life imprints upon our hearts the sacred and the profane. Far too often our true nature contorts to fit social situations in order to feel accepted. But by altering our self for others we compromise our sacred connection to the divine. There is no need to nurture a false self to experience happiness. You are …

Learn the Truth About Yourself

We all must make choices in life. We all make mistakes and suffer the miserable knots of regret. But the negative perspective can be transformed through willpower. The human will is a pliant force. This force can be a double edged sword however. Like this eel, our will can also trap us in a net …

Releasing Anxiety

Our lives are not plotted out ahead. Events do not unfold exactly as we hope they would. The rough spots of our days chafe against our plans and inflame a sense of personal indignation. Day after day these indignities large and small build up around our hopes and dreams. This buildup limits our perspective on …

Embrace Your Life

Love is the most powerful energy in the universe. Love’s positive flow fills our souls with light. It is said love shines brightest after a storm. After enduring the darkest days, the heart-mind blazes under reflections of joy. To escape from the trap of darker thoughts liberate your mind through meditation and reflection. Break out …