Equanimity – one of my favorite words and a state I have aspired to for some time; one beautiful word that captures the condition of mental calmness, balance, composure and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. Equanimity’s synonyms read like the effects of a life in silent retreat – composure, calm, level-headedness, […]
Have you ever found yourself in the midst of so many things that you clearly know that you are over-extended and overwhelmed? The reason dear reader that you haven’t heard from me recently is that I have been just that – over-extended and overwhelmed.
Normally people think of the summer months as low key and […]
May the sun bring you new energy by day; may the moon softly restore you by night;may the rain wash away your worries; may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
This Apache Blessing arrived in my inbox in the middle of a hectic day, in the midst of a […]
I know many people who seek to be enlightened and who desire to live in an enlightened society, not surprising in my various roles at Soul Source. Some have reached the point in realization where they discover that a major impediment is the personal ego with its never ending striving and its countless attachments.
The last days of spring have slipped away setting the stage for the farms and gardens to awaken. The efforts of those who till the soil are beginning to bear fruit, literally and figuratively; farmers’ markets offering early yields, flower beds and planters awash in color and texture. This bounty is realized only after […]
I attended a funeral today and was brought to tears not out of grief but out of joy for the love connecting members of one soul family.
The announcement of the service hinted that there might be a story behind the obvious death of my friend Susan’s mother. I wondered at the time what led […]
I found out today that someone who touched my soul has died. I hadn’t seen him in years but no matter. The news made me cry.
Jack touched so, so many lives in his seven and a half decades on earth. Life is so much better for the beneficiaries of his vision, passion, dedication, hard […]
This blog Gifts and Hurts was written by my colleague Douglas Kinney and is offered with the hope that you might come to recognize the gifts and hurts that you received from your parents. Soul Source is pleased to include it in Wonderings and Wanderings of the Soul and invites you to join Doug […]
I was recently asked what accounted for my decision to shift career focus onto the soul’s journey to merge in the oneness of SOURCE. While it was neither an immediate nor pain free transition, once it occurred I found the greatest delight in thinking, meditating and talking to others about our respective soul’s journey […]
My dear friend’s 19 year old niece Carolyn died last month after battling cancer. Soon after, her mom, finding comfort sitting in her daughter’s room, found a list of life goals that Carolyn had compiled. I didn’t know Carolyn personally but upon reading her life goals I came to peer in on a wise […]
Paradoxes all around . . .
I was driving to the train station during a recent snow storm and saw a man wrapped in a blanket standing outside his tent under a highway overpass. I gasped and uttered “he doesn’t need to be there.” Having worked on behalf of the homeless for half of my […]
“When perfection exists as the nature of your Heart, why do you lose your composure by dwelling on imperfections?” Sri Ramana Maharshi
I wish I could completely live by the wisdom captured in Sri Ramana Maharshi’s words. So often, too often, I find myself dwelling on imperfection.
Do you strive for perfection or for it in […]