Simple Taoist Meditation

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. Voltaire Meditation is an ancient practice that predates written history. There have been artistic depictions of meditation in the Indian subcontinent going back over 7,000 years. There are countless forms of meditative practices written …

Manifesting Creativity

Positive Light is the spiritual energy within us all. Stand in a positive light and illuminate the way forward for yourself and for others. The Opening sentence from my semi-autobiographical novella Positive Light. Today I am posting excerpts from the first five pages. “Opening a sacred interchange with the divine clarifies the spirit’s struggle for …

Inspirational Poetry

This is a sample of my recently published book of poetry, Shine a Splendid Light: Poems and pieces from a restored life. It is Volume One. From the Artist the Universe Demands Art and image, subject and artist are bound together forever. Something beckons to the artist’s eye causing his head to turn and notice …

Manifesting Happiness

All who joy would win / Must share it / Happiness was born a twin. – Lord Byron Happiness is a state of mind. There is no shop that sells happiness, or app that beams happiness into your head. Approaching life with open arms and a smile encourages happiness to appear more frequently. My wife …

Pacific Garbage Patch

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Chief Seattle This post is meant to be an environmental lesson. I have been an environmentalist all my life, and an environmental …

Manifesting Wisdom

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. – Emerson Not a day passes when I do not witness something miraculous. Since I was a small boy I have marveled at this world of ours. My earliest memory was retrieved through meditation. I was only a few months old lying …

Grateful for the Beauty of Life

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes. Perhaps that is why I feel that life, no matter how difficult the days and weeks may be, is beautiful. Each of us can …

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 – …

Take Control of Your Future

A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn. – Helen Keller Life is made of moments both momentous and mundane. There are times when attention lapses and disaster strikes and in a split second life can be annihilated. But fortune can also play a …

Art Manifested by Nature

A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of their life, in order that worldly cares do not obliterate the sense of the beautiful that God has implanted in the human soul. Goethe Time spent contemplating the universe often reveals the underlying beauty of existence. …