April 16, 2012

   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 highway when I heard a clinking and clanking sound off in the distance. I looked in my rear-view mirror to see an old Ford pick-up… Read more

March 22, 2012

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

March 1, 2012

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

January 29, 2012

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 Journal, but quickly found out the author wasn’t anonymous after all. I received a message from Saskia Davis of Seattle who identified herself as the… Read more

January 16, 2012

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 book features 200 quotes and phrases I’ve collected from various writers, religions and philosophies, as well as contemporary personalities, that teach some of the universal… Read more

January 3, 2012

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 explained his beliefs not in language, but in the feeling a violin can evoke. And maybe he’s right. Some things can’t be explained in words,… Read more

November 10, 2011

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 me most grounded, including the works of Napolean Hill, Thomas Moore and John M. Templeton. I recently wrote about Templeton in a post titled The… Read more

October 19, 2011

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 much older than me (recent example: Steve Jobs, 56) who have accomplished their life’s work, or at least some part of it, before passing on… Read more

September 27, 2011

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 on The Inner Way: Unlike any other driver on the line, he was always smiling and gave you a hearty and lyrical “Good morning!” when… Read more

September 21, 2011

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 thing felt personal, as if a close family member had been brutalized. I didn’t know anyone who died that day, but a good friend, Jim… Read more

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