Oceanic Soul

There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath. – Herman Melville A while back I found a large bone on the beach. After studying it for a few hours I determined it was from a whale, specifically it was a …

Manifest Your Own Myth

Don’t be satisfied with stories of how things have gone for others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi Satisfaction is not guaranteed in life. There is no way of knowing how things will turn out, but a person must understand themselves before they can be satisfied. Many people go through life trying to buy happiness …

Joy of Solitude

Uncontradicting solitude / Supports me on its giant palm; /And like a sea-anemone /Or simple snail, there cautiously / Unfolds, emerges, what I am. – Philip Larkin My spirit is revitalized by solitude. As the poet said there are no contradictions. It is simply my unrestricted mind roaming in seclusion. Perhaps that it why I …

Manifesting Uniqueness

…The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. – Gabriel García Márquez Nostalgia is a two-edged sword. It allows us to return to former times in our lives, but those happier-than-now memories can sharpen the pain of these …

The Magic of Color

I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I could not say any other way. – Georgia O’Keefe The world is filled with intense reflections of glorious color. Our incredible daystar bathes our planet in warm, golden light from across the cold void of space summoning life from the darkness. My first …

Taoist Meditation

If a man crosses a river and an empty boat collides with his own boat, even though he is a bad tempered man, he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat, he will shout at him to steer clear. If the shout is not heard, he will shout …

Truth of Imagination

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination. – John Keats As Keats wrote of the holiness of the heart’s affections… the heart-mind brings passion to life – incarnating the soul within the body. The heart beats on-and-on from the first breath to the last, …

Spiritual Fire

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch Each of us is born with a miraculous spark of curiosity. This mystical gift sparkles in our mind’s eye from our first moment in this wondrous world. This remarkable extrasensory fascination has propelled humanity towards the unknown for …

Manifest Your Future

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.– Georgia O’Keeffe What catches your eye as you move through the day? Fresh details can leap from a familiar scene like glinting treasure. These precious moments of self-discovery beckon in a whisper. We compose the world …

Change Your World

…Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency – Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass) It is time to release yourself from the chaffing bindings of disagreeable preaching, teaching …