Don’t Lose HOPE

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. – Dalai Lama Think back to where you were a year ago when you heard the WHO had declared Covid-19 a pandemic. …

The Amber of the Moment

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. – Kurt Vonnegut Trapped within the amber of the moment here in the US clarifies life. The sheer magnitude of ongoing rotten events shredded many veils of self-delusion. If you’ll pardon the comparison, but the cumulative impact of so much bad …

Tranquil Reflections

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. —LaoZi These are trying times. With all the constant communications channels blaring 24/7 non-stop anxiety, each morning can seem like a fire-walk across a bed of glowing coals. Embers and ashes of what could have been lie on the ground, as constant reminders of what’s been lost. …

Love in the Time of Covid

Love decreases the terror of these terrible times –C.E.Wheeler As I write this, my wife is preparing to travel home to be with her family. Her father was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. After his first round of chemotherapy, he developed pneumonia and was hospitalized. Hong had already began making plans to travel home, but …

Manifesting Uniqueness

…The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. – Gabriel García Márquez Nostalgia is a two-edged sword. It allows us to return to former times in our lives, but those happier-than-now memories can sharpen the pain of these …