Not Lost in Translation

He who neglects to drink of the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance. – Li Bai (Greatest Tang Dynasty poet: 701AD -762 AD) I got some great news this week. One of my poems – a Haiku – is going to be published in an upcoming issue …

The Plasticide of Mother Earth

I have coined a new form of ecocide: Plasticide – murder by plastic This morning I found something lying on the beach that sent shivers down my spine. Walking along the high tide line, I noticed a piece of plastic with unfamiliar writing on it. I was shocked to see what turns out to be …

Art is the Soul’s Inner Pictures

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. – Edvard Munch Imagine a scene: A clan of Ice Age people huddle together in a cave shelter. The dim sun drops below the horizon. Bitter winds howl through the valley below. The light of …

10 Tips for Manifesting

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. – Buddha Manifesting is a recent trend for harnessing the power of positive thinking. Manifestations of desires do happen. Focusing on a having a more positive outlook can manifest positive outcomes. The real power of positive energy is not simply …

Matters of Perspective

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – W.B. Yeats Where you stand and how you see changes your perspective. Your perception of your life, essentially, is your life. Do you remember the first time you heard your recorded voice? Did you think who is that, is …

Self-Defense Against Adversity

Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. – Kahlil Gibran Many of us suffer from various forms of anxiety. These tremors in our heart-minds originate in suffering whether from real memories or imagined scenarios. The shadows stalk our everyday lives and chase us in our dreams. …