Experience is not what Happens

Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him. – Aldous Huxley Our experiences shape who we are. But these moments in time do not happen in a vacuum. Our actions and reactions flow from acquired knowledge or a lack thereof. Just as the wind […]

Once We Believe in Ourselves

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – e.e. cummings Our modern world suffers from increased complexity. A multitude of distractions vie to refocus our thoughts towards their product. The commodification of our attention has infiltrated deep into the substrata of our […]

Illuminate the Way Forward

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 […]

Shine a Splendid Light

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 […]

Live Each Moment Completely

Live each moment completely, and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment. — Paramahansa Yogananda Today is Thanksgiving, and I feel thankful for all the love in my life, my wife, my children, friends and so much more. I am thankful for the kind people who […]

Our Souls Blossom

Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust Be eternally grateful for the people in your life who shine a positive light upon your day. Every day give thanks to the almighty universe for being fortunate enough to witness another […]