World Full of Magic

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – William Butler Yeats The other morning my neighbor woke me up at 4:00 A.M. I was unable to go back to sleep. Before dawn I grumbled to myself through my morning coffee and breakfast. Setting out, I did not …

The Art of Vision

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible – Jonathan Swift Within and without – reality is a miraculous collage of impressions and expressions. Auras of sensations accompany everything and are revealed by changing perspectives. Divine spirits meld with seemingly mundane objects. The natural world sparkles from the presence of a wonderful purity. Visions abound …

Gratitude

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. G.K Chesterton Be grateful every day for the life you have. Each and every one of us is unique – never to come again. Your face, your voice, your heart and soul are one-of-a-kind. And …

One of the Most Marvelous Things

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 …

Live Each Moment Completely

Live each moment completely, and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment. — Paramahansa Yogananda Today is Thanksgiving, and I feel thankful for all the love in my life, my wife, my children, friends and so much more. I am thankful for the kind people who …

Music in its Roar

There is pleasure in the pathless woods; There is rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes; By the deep sea, and music in its roar… – Lord Byron There is a remarkable grandness to be discovered walking alone in nature. The poignant vastness is akin to wandering through gallery after gallery …

Spontaneous Overflow

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. It takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. Wordsworth Our lives exhale poetry every day. The gentle gaze of a parent upon their child’s face as she turns to walk into school. The subtle tenderness of friends acknowledging one another’s vulnerabilities. Each night, we all experience …

Happy Affirmation

Life can become inundated with swirling troubles large and small. These difficulties sling trash and trauma against us. Eventually adversity can wear down our treasure house of optimism. Forward steps become smaller and more hesitant. We doubt. We question. We second guess. The path ahead can seem chaotic. Our most vulnerable inner self winces at …

Patterns of the Divine

Life imprints upon our hearts the sacred and the profane. Far too often our true nature contorts to fit social situations in order to feel accepted. But by altering our self for others we compromise our sacred connection to the divine. There is no need to nurture a false self to experience happiness. You are …