What’s In Your Path?

This past Sunday I spoke on the topic of “Clearing Our Path.” The very concept that our paths need to be cleared implies that there is something to clear. We had a lively discussion about what that might be, as well as what our part is in acknowledging blockages. If there is something that appears [Read More...]

The Spiritual Traveler

It’s a common theme to talk about spirituality as being a journey. The metaphor works because there is so much change that takes place in everyone’s life that to call it a journey takes some of the pressure off. Lately, the journey metaphor is even being used in business circles where long, drawn out projects [Read More...]

Meditation: Becoming Compared to Being

There appears to be an ongoing opportunity to become more, or to evolve into a better version of yourself and to get somewhere in life. At the same time there appears to be an ever present opening to step back from any effort associated with becoming, evolving and arriving, and instead to rest in the [Read More...]

It’s All About Heart

The other day I caught myself thinking about a conflict I was having with another individual.  It wasn’t a serious conflict, but something that was causing my mind some dissonance. As I started to pay attention to the direction of my thought, I noticed that the more I concentrated on the conflict, the more the [Read More...]

The Value of Failure

When people wear the green in celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, perhaps they should consider whether the name of this favourite of holidays really should be Patrick. One could almost argue that it could equally be Palagius Day – the name of a relatively obscure Celtic ascetic who was stirring up [Read More...]

Go for the Gold

Make no mistake about it; the Sochi Olympics had millions of people around the world glued to the big screen for much of February.   The experience was so intense for some people, that in Canada, very few even slept on Sunday as they opted to get up as early as 4 a.m. (or just [Read More...]

SEASON FOR PEACE & NONVIOLENCE, by DR. NIRVANA REGINALD GAYLE

We are now in the midst of the Season for Peace & Nonviolence. It begins with the anniversary of the assassination of Mahatmas Gandhi on January 30th and ends with the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4th. The season is meant to highlight the value and importance of living [Read More...]

Mind and Addiction

This past week, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his home, reportedly with a needle in his arm and evidence indicating he had suffered a heroin overdose. By the time this blog is posted, many details and more will probably be confirmed, but it was a sad ending for a man who, by [Read More...]

Joyous Living Practices for Choosing to Live!

Choosing is both a discipline and an art. Practice makes choosing easier as we build confidence and trust in our ability to decide and choose. Practicing making new choices teaches us that we can always choose again. Begin by noticing the kinds of choices you avoid making. Remember that how you do anything, is how [Read More...]

Fails my heart, I know not how, I can go no longer.

Fails my heart… These are the words of the page who is following his monarch, the good King Wenceslas, out into the bitter cold to deliver food to the poor.  Through the cruel frost they went together to see to it that suffering would be lessened in the world.  However, with each step the page [Read More...]