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 …

Making Positive Connections

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. – Noam Chomsky This is no time for pessimism, hatred and fatalism. Globally, societies are being disrupted and lives are being threatened. Humanity …

World Full of Magic

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – William Butler Yeats The other morning my neighbor woke me up at 4:00 A.M. I was unable to go back to sleep. Before dawn I grumbled to myself through my morning coffee and breakfast. Setting out, I did not …

Self Transcendence

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. It is only necessary to behold the least fact or phenomenon, however familiar, from a hair’s breadth aside from our habitual path or routine, to be overcome, enchanted by its beauty and significance. – Henry David Thoreau Glorious abundance greets me when I …

Finding Your Path

You must understand, there is more than one path to the top of the mountain. – Miyamoto Musashi It is said that time and tide wait for no one. Becoming obsessed with the passage of time can force one to be reckless or indecisive. In so doing, perhaps they will give up just before the …

Match Your Nature to Nature

The goal of life is to match your heartbeat to the beat of the universe, to match your nature to Nature. Joseph Campbell People in our modern technological society can lose track of their ancient nature. The day-to-day onrushing tasks can seem endless and inescapable. Tasks must be accomplished, and goals met. We have to …

Art and Magic

Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is only production. – Raymond Chandler A child’s world is lit by magic and filled with fantasy. The imaginary manifests like the wind – unseen but there nonetheless. Fanciful thoughts lead to imaginative creations. …

Manifest Happiness

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia Everyone can be a force for good in the world. Each day dozens of people …

Take Positive Action

Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it. – Irving Berlin Change is at the heart of all things. We are constantly planning for what’s up ahead, using information from what’s behind. But Past and Future are constructed atop the timeless flowing NOW. Your responses to the infinite dynamic moment …

Mindful Compassion

Compassion is the basis of morality. – Arthur Schopenhauer The goal of this life is to stand in a positive light in order to raise your awareness of the ultimate reality which is adrift upon a cosmic sea as wide as a trillion times a trillion times a trillion oceans. This shining life prepares you …