How a 3-second encounter with an old man taught me about mindfulness.

   The eternal life that we are now living will be well lived if we take good care of each little period of time as it presents itself day after day. If we fail in doing this, we fail in everything. ~R W Trine Many years ago I was driving down a rural two-lane Florida [Read More...]

Dr. Seuss and the quirky hand of fate.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. ~Dr. Seuss [Read more...]

The Forbidden Sayings of Jesus.

Have you ever heard of the Gnostic Gospels? They’re a collection of 60 or so ancient texts often referred to as “the secret sayings of the savior”. [Read more...]

Do you have Inner Peace? Ask yourself these 12 questions.

I’ve written previously about John Templeton and his inspirational tome the Worldwide Laws of Life. Within the book he has a brief but important passage that appears randomly at the end of a chapter and is credited to “Anonymous”. It’s titled “Symptoms of Inner Peace”. I wrote about it in a recent post on Elephant [Read More...]

Looking for some inspiration? Check out Life Tweets.

I’m excited to tell you that I just published an e-book titled Life Tweets, Inspirational & Spiritual Insights That Can Change Your Life. It’s available on Amazon, though for now you’ll need a Kindle device or a Kindle app on your iPad or smartphone to read it. (Update: A paperback version is now available.) The [Read More...]

Einstein, Hilary Hahn & The Meaning of Life.

Albert Einstein was once asked to provide “the ultimate explanation of the world”, or what in everyday terms might be called the meaning of life. His response is both humorous and thought provoking: “I can not tell you in words, but I can play it on the violin.” It’s interesting how the ultimate intellectual Einstein [Read More...]

The spiritual billionaire who gave away all his money.

Human life is ultimately about a search for meaning, a path to enlightenment–to discovering our true transcendent nature. ~Templeton I go through phases with my spiritual reading, in recent years perusing everything from the Gnostic Gospels to the Kabbalah, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Shirley MacLaine. But I always return to the philosophies that keep [Read More...]

The most impressive rich white guy obituary ever.

Maybe it’s because I’ve passed the 50-year milestone and I’m feeling my own mortality, but I’ve been reading the obituaries lately. Mostly in the New York Times. I specifically look at how old the people were when they died and what they accomplished during their lives. What gets scary is when I see people not [Read More...]

I found Sal, pilot of the Happy Love Spaceship.

Give joy, hope, courage, something of value, to those you pass and those you come in contact with. ~Ralph Waldo Trine About a year ago, I wrote a story about Sal, an eccentric bus driver who I would run into occasionally on the commute from North Jersey into New York City. As I wrote here [Read More...]

Good and evil and 9/11.

I‘ve worked in New York City for much of the past 20 years, and lived there during the 90’s. On September 11, 2001, I had been out of the city for about a year, so I saw the events unfold second-hand, on TV. But I can still remember how I felt that day. The whole [Read More...]