Archives for October 2010


Why do I keep putting everything away? I need to be distracted by what matters, to leave the Seferis poems open to the one about the old man and the river, to put my unfinished woodblock of the heron lifting before the waterfall on my desk, shavings and all, where I can chisel and stroke [Read More…]

The Heart Must Be Tuned

It is the attainment of harmony that is called heaven, and the lack of it that is termed hell… The harmony of life can be learned in the same way as the harmony of music… As with everything else in a person’s life, there comes a change in voice with every step forward in spiritual [Read More…]

Authority of Being

The sun doesn’t stop shining because some are blind. And birds don’t stop singing because some are deaf. And the heart doesn’t stop loving because some are afraid. So what are the things you need to express to continue being who you are; the things that have nothing to do with being seen or heard? [Read More…]

Mark Nepo in O Magazine

Oprah writes about Mark Nepo in her “What I Know for Sure” column in the most recent issue of the O, The Oprah Magazine (November 2010). Pick one up today! “As part of my morning ritual of mediation and prayer, I read Mark Nepo’s Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the [Read More…]


We come through one gasping for air and leave by another gasping for air. Most of our time on earth is spent crossing them. After fifty-eight years I think they may be my home. On this trip, I walk from night into day, from home into car from car into plane, from plane into the [Read More…]