How You Take it

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 […]

Art is not What You See

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. –Edgar Degas Artists don’t look for beauty fully formed. Art is the summoning of the fantastic with effortless action. Planning out the brushstrokes would result in lifeless creation. I was taught to sketch the general idea and to let the work emerge from […]

The Basis of Morality

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 […]

Hidden in Unlikely Places

And above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl When I was a little boy, I spent every moment I could with my beloved grandpa. He lived […]

One of the Most Marvelous Things

You know it is one of the most marvelous things in life to discover something unexpectedly, spontaneously, to come upon something without premeditation, and instantly to see the beauty, the sacredness, the reality of it. But a mind that is seeking and wanting to find is never in that position at all. – Jiddu Krishnamurti […]

In Order to Survive

For most of history, man has had to fight nature in order to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. – Jacques Cousteau Great unnatural changes are taking place around the world. When I was young, most people were not concerned about protecting nature. […]

Cleanse the Doors of Perception

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 […]

The Moment You Feel

Our feelings are our own. They are tuned to the pitch of our soul. We cannot judge another’s feelings only their emotional expressions. And so we should treat one another with kindness and understanding if we too desire the compassion of others. I suppose throughout my life I have been an idealist. I have seen […]