Miracle of Life

There is, one know not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath… – Herman Melville Lines of poetry have been whirling around my mind these days. Almighty spirits permeate our Universe / The infinitesimal motions of their comings and goings constantly alter the fine …

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 …

Let the Light Shine

Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise. – Victor Hugo Being optimistic comes easier after suffering. Or so it seems to me. The darkest nights dawn upon the brightest days. Life knocks us around, some much more than others. I cannot pretend to know anyone’s mind except my own. But I …

Find Yourself in Nature

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century, he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. – Jacques-Yves Cousteau Too much of human society has become far removed from the natural world. Whole cultures are stagnating under the sterile weight of mass …

Sharing Joy

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway Beauty speaks to us in a language as ancient as humankind. The beautiful summons deep subconscious connections to …

Finding Your Own Way

Humans have survived for tens of thousands of years through cunning and guile. We are inventive animals that have created a myriad of ingenious ways to capture and consume. However our environment eventually overcomes our best laid plans. When met with failure we tend to drift for a time and seek the comfort of other …

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 …