Expressing Gratitude

Express gratitude to all the marvelous people who deserve thanks. #thankful, #gratitude

Epiphany

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? – Charles Bukowski This morning I drifted into an ecstatic state. The ocean’s gentle whisper coupled with the rhythmic wave-pulse embraced me like my mother’s arms and carried me away. Away over the waves and clouds, away from anxiety and …

Rewrite Your Life Story

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. – Rudyard Kipling These are historic times. Monumental changes are happening to societies around the world. Little of the once “normal” life will go untouched by this cataclysm. But we are not helpless. We are not hopeless and simply cast adrift …

Our Obligation to Nature

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself. – Rachel Carson Humanity stands at a crossroad. Responsibility …

Light the World

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. – Anne Frank Many times events in our lives become tangled up and our days devolve into chaos. It seems there is no end to the trials and tribulations. That is why holidays and taking time away from the hustle and bustle …

The Power of Love

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix Love is the most powerful force in the Universe. There is nothing stronger than love, and love is manifested in many ways. Today I discovered two pieces of bamboo – far from their origin in Asia – …

Give Generously of Yourself

Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of …

Be Natural

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. They listen so much that they forget to be natural. – Gertrude Stein The modern world overflows with titanic amounts of information newly minted every hour of each day. We now live in a global society interconnected by choices – some …

Cherish Your Life

Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Seeking solitude enhances devotion. Emptying the mind brings clarity and calms the heart. Sometimes my wife joins me on the beach. She jogs, sometimes running backwards because Chinese …

Your Life is a Miracle

Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born. – Albert Einstein Aging is part of all life cycles. Are cells are constantly being recycled and remade. When I was young I read somewhere that every cell in …