Archives for October 2012

Making Eyebrows in the Water

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. The world is full of small stories that carry great wisdom. This one comes from an Inuit custom between fathers and sons. In central Alaska, there is a river that begins on the northwest slopes of the Alaska Range, and flows over 650 miles to the Bering [Read More…]

The Need to Be in the World

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. When I was young, the world was too much for me. I wanted to transcend my way out of here. But the years have made me root more firmly in the life of experience. I’ve come to understand that heaven reveals itself through how we love our [Read More…]

To Honor

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. Once we know something, experience something, feel something, there is an understandable tendency to put it away, to bury it, to forget its importance in our lives. But integrity and aliveness have something to do with keeping what is true before us. This is the art of [Read More…]

The Two Breaths

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. This reflection comes from a conversation with a gifted photographer I met. His story helped confirm for me that we live a life in every breath. In truth, each heart-breath is an atom of life-force being born one more time. We as human beings have the incredible [Read More…]

How to Listen to Your Life, via Oprah.com

Listening is a personal pilgrimage that takes time and a willingness to lean into life. With each trouble that stalls us and each wonder that lifts us, we’re asked to put down our conclusions and feel and think anew. Unpredictable as life itself, the practice of listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous and [Read More…]

Below Our Strangeness

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. I believe we are all connected at the deepest and most elemental level and that experience and circumstance manipulate us away from our better selves. This poem speaks of that place. My soul tells me, we were all broken from the same name- less heart, and every [Read More…]