Keep Hope Alive

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. – C.K.Chesterton This morning a dove appeared outside our window. Doves have been seen as a symbol of peace and hope for thousands of years. Our attention was called to the …

Seeking Simplicity

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple. – Pete Seeger I’ve been thinking about simplification a lot these days. Perhaps it is a sign of age, or dare I say maturity, but I’ve been reducing my needs to as few as possible. By cleaning off various wants, …

Our Journey Together

The world, as we have created it, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. – Albert Einstein Rainbows occur during the storm, not after it. They are shimmering signs of what is to come once the storm passes. Around the world, there is an upwelling of love and …

A Torrent of Positivity

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. – William Blake We …

We All Are Cousins

Come away, o human child! To the waters and the wild, With a fairy, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping, Than you can understand. – W.B. Yeats Great unknowns sprout and multiply daily, or so it seems. My lovely daughter in LA was told last night to scurry inside and stay …

Manifesting Change

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. – Krishnamurti Currently we all face an uncertain future for ourselves and our loved ones, for our friends, coworkers and strangers alike. We all are in this together. A cloud of unknowns has descended upon us. There are …

Find Your Purpose

A writer – and, I believe, generally all persons – must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given …

Manifest Happiness

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia Everyone can be a force for good in the world. Each day dozens of people …

Stop Overthinking

The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. – Michelangelo Buonarroti This is my one hundredth blog post. When I started writing this blog, my goal was to clarify my thoughts about positive energy. …

Manifest Beauty

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 …