Quest for Truth

If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way. – Seamus Heaney Writers spend a lot of time searching for the right words to express barely understood emotions or to describe imaginary events. We live a great deal of our lives trying to understand the minds of fictional points of …

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 …

Spiritual Vibration

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence in between. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quietude is critical to health: body, mind and spirit. In tranquility deep sustained vibrations harmonize our hearts with the planet. For our whole life, our pulse, like the ocean, swings with the moonlight. We just need to take …

Spiritual Happiness

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers; and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that its center is really everywhere. It is …

Find the Miracle Within

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow gaps in his cavern. – William Blake Our lives are truly a wonder. The light of the universe animates our spirits with luscious radiance. We only …

Ancient Lunar Calendar

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote when I was managing editor of a monthly magazine in Hangzhou, China. It was the year 4705-4706 – Earth Rat year. Now twelve years later it is the year 4717- 4718 Metal Rat. The Rat Year begins the 12-year cycle. Let me just say tactfully that …

Artistic Vision

He realized more vividly than ever before, that art had two constants, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating on death and it is always thereby creating life. –Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago The spark of life within us glimmers and shines, and occasionally adversity or blessing fans the spark into a bonfire. That animated nucleus …

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 …