Explore and See Anew

What would your life look like if you were to awaken each morning with the fresh, new eyes of a child? Imagine the sense of wonder and awe that you’d feel if you truly experienced life’s ever-changing diversity with every breath, blink, thought and feeling.  Imagine every cell of your body feeling fully engaged and alive as you leap out of bed to greet this amazing day filled with infinite expression and potential! You are an unstoppable force of nature as you effortlessly tap into your unique vi … [Read more...]

What If Today Were It?

Not in a gruesome or fatalistic way, how would you see and experience this day if you knew it were to be your last day on earth?  I imagine you’d see, feel and experience everything in a heightened sense of gratitude and appreciation. Perhaps you’d look at the billowing clouds and the rich blue sky and be moved to tears at their ever-changing beauty. Or fully feel the expansive sense of wonder of a child as she looks into your eyes as she and her mother walk past you on a busy street. Perhaps all … [Read more...]

Perfection amidst Imperfection

We live in a world filled with paradox and dichotomy. Just when you feel as if you have something figured out, you realize that there’s always more to learn, more dimensions than you had previously imagined.There seem to be three camps of perspective related to how we view life. The first group perceives all events and circumstances in life as flawed and imperfect, seeing life through the filter that nothing’s ever right. They might become apathetic or extreme activists. Either way, the … [Read more...]

Sculpting Your Life Masterpiece

When you think of Michelangelo, the artwork he’ll forever be remembered for are his exquisite sculptures and paintings. However, there is one particular piece of art that the world considers his masterpiece, the sculpture of David. When standing beneath this grand, chiseled figure, one cannot help but be in awe at the level of detail accenting every muscle and body part. Life emerges out of the stone that gives a sense of soul or essence to the subject.When Michelangelo was asked to s … [Read more...]

Our Life is a Journey

Whenever we travel abroad, we place ourselves in conditions that are out of the status quo, away from our usual routine and schedule. Because so many experiences might be different than in our day-to-day routine at home, the diverse environment around us persuasively invites us to broaden our horizons and be flexible amidst the differences in language and customs. If we choose not to go with the program, we’ll likely feel impatient, unhappy and frustrated.Traveling offers us the o … [Read more...]

What Shall I Wear When Meeting a Guru?

Recently, I was invited to share an intimate one-on-one meeting with a prominent Indian guru. Not something that happens every day. It required flying from Denver to the East Coast, lodging in a hotel and renting a car, all on my dime….but how could I say no!? With little hesitation, I confirmed a date and made all travel arrangements. I considered the invitation a great honor and trusted that the higher purpose of the meeting would become clear and be enriching for us both.The day b … [Read more...]

Living the Life of Your Dreams

Imagine waking each morning with this deep-rooted passion, knowing and feeling the boundless potential for this new and glorious day. Every cell and fiber of your being is ignited with light and joy and you’re filled with an unstoppable sense of awe. You can’t wait to jump out of bed and greet the mystery and enchantment that the day beholds.Sound like a stretch? Is there a part of you that senses this might be possible or does this seem way too airy-fairy and in the clouds? Do you rec … [Read more...]

Living in the ‘Let Go’

Here we are at the beginning of the new year, and for many of us, it’s a time to evaluate what’s really important, anchor our priorities and set promising goals for the next twelve months. We might reach certain goals, while falling short of others, bringing feelings of disappointment, guilt, or self-blame. The goals that we do reach might cost us our sense of wellbeing if we carry any remnants of stress, anxiousness, worry, or anger into the process.We’re so conditioned in Western Cultu … [Read more...]

Self-Care versus Selfishness

It’s common in our culture to place others' needs before our own. Many of us our taught from an early age that our needs are not as important as those around us, so we become accustomed to doing for others; sometimes as a loving gesture, sometimes to make ourselves feel good, and other times to meet an unquenchable thirst for approval.Some of us are taught that it’s selfish and indulgent to give to ourselves, so we shy away from any form of self-care. Others are raised believing that it’ … [Read more...]

Life in the Past Lane

Do you ever feel as if your life is repeating a series of past events, akin to looking out your driver’s side window and constantly seeing the same scenery? Are you opting to be a creature of habit, largely living in your reptilian brain, or are you choosing to see new sights and open to new thoughts that are always at hand, waiting to be accessed?Years ago, I was having an in-depth conversation with my seventy-six (at the time) year old father asking him detailed questions about his r … [Read more...]


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