Count Your Blessings

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens The word blessing carries different connotations depending on one’s personal beliefs. Eudaimonia is a Greek word for happiness, human flourishing, and blessedness. Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher, used …

Be a Beacon of Hope

I have visited a lot of sacred places over the years. Although they were dedicated to different faiths, they all had one thing in common – HOPE. Hope is a miraculous elixir. When there seems to be nothing but negativity and doubt, a small ray of hope can brighten even the darkest nights. There is …

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. …

Recognition of the Pattern

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is the recognition of the pattern. Alfred North Whitehead The world abounds with interweaving patterns of energy and light. As we wander through our days, the subtle, smooth slipping of the elements from one state to another creates countless curves, swirls, eddies …