March 12, 2019

February 21, 1955 was the day of my “fall.” I was in a light green room, hanging upside down. This guy wearing a white mask over his face had grabbed me by my feet and whacked me on the behind! I screamed as I took my first breath inside this ‘thing’ called a human body! Read more

March 5, 2019

You could say that the conductor is the only member of the orchestra who does not make music; or you could say that the conductor is the one producing all of the music. But, his baton is no mere timekeeper, rather, it is the awakener of the eyes. That is what the wind is. The wind is Spirit, it is breath and it is life. Read more

February 26, 2019

At some point in life, if we are very, very lucky, we meet an individual who not only teaches us the personal and relationship lessons we need to learn on our path, but who also moves us forward by showing how and why the game of life is worth living. Read more

February 19, 2019

We are born with two basic emotions: fear and love. Fear inner-directed becomes anxiety/depression; fear outer-directed becomes anger or even rage. Love inner-directed becomes self-esteem; and love outer-directed becomes compassion. All of these then combine and permute to create all of the other vices and virtues. Read more

February 12, 2019

The answers to four critical questions are the basis for the development of a personal cosmology, an ‘examined life’ without which incarnation is a waste of a ‘spacesuit’. Let’s examine these questions together. Read more

February 5, 2019

Some of us may know a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Some of us may even be caregivers for one. But how much do we really know about what is going on in the mind of that individual who day by day is losing both memory and sense of self? Read more

January 22, 2019

Language is such a common medium for understanding and navigating the world that it is easy to lose sight of the distinction between reality itself and the language used to describe and understand it. Words and phrases are merely symbols that point to particular experiences in reality rather than being reality itself. Read more

January 15, 2019

The foundation of most self- misperception is the notion of “me.” There’s a reason that the first two letters of the word, “memory” spell “me”, because the essence of the sense of self is the archive that attracts all new experiences to the flypaper of past memories. Read more

January 8, 2019

We start each year with the same excitement, re-boot our resolutions and tell ourselves that this is THE YEAR, when we’ll “get it right.” Yet, as each year comes to an end, I wonder, if perhaps what I really need is to add a healthy dose of humility and surrender to my resolutions. Read more

January 1, 2019

The human journey, I believe, is an unfolding drama that begins in innocence which, in the early teenage years, morphs either into naïveté or idealism. Later on, in our 40’s perhaps, idealism bifurcates again, either into greed and cynicism or compassion and wisdom. What factors influence the path we choose? Read more

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