Have Faith in Yourself

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. – Krishnamurti On this first day of the new decade I found a bottle floating in the surf. The cork of the wine bottle was encrusted with small barnacles and the label on the stem, worn smooth by …

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 …

Be at Peace with Yourself

Silence is a source of great strength – LaoZi Silence is a necessity. Solitude feeds the souls. In the 21st Century there is far too little silence and far too much background noise. The constant bumping and thudding of external distractions keeps the mind agitated and out of focus. Peaceful quiet time alone or with …

Be Yourself

We carry about us the burden of what thousands of people have said and the memories of all our misfortunes. To abandon all that is to be alone, and the mind that is alone is not only innocent but young – not in time or age – but young, innocent and alive at whatever age …

Changing Your Perspective

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. – Marcus Aurelius The length of one’s life is not predetermined. Many factors go into shortening or lengthening your days, but the quality not the …

Be Grateful for Who You Are

A man must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us…. It is necessary, now and then, for a man to go away and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and ask himself, ‘Who am …

Choose Today to Change

The title comes from the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When I taught her work in my university Literature and Poetry classes, I discovered she was inspired by a very spiritual foundation. Connecting our lives to the metaphysical realms deepens our horizons and broadens our appreciation of life. But days upon days psychically locked alone with …

Manifesting Positive Energy

We live with glory when we connect heaven and earth. A divine force thrums and hums behind all things. Stand silent and stretch out your mind. Your body will become attuned to the omnipotent vibration coursing through all matter. Do not despair. You are never totally alone. You are caressed by boundless ever-present love. Reluctance …

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 …

Change in Attitude

All too often we overpower our hearts with anxiety about the future. So many of us think about our lives in the future tenses. The present tense escapes us because our past experiences are clouded with phobias and seemingly endless loops of interwoven regrets binding our confidence. Today simply becomes a step away from yesterday …