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 […]
Love – it’s everywhere this week or at least one is left with that impression. If you opened the weekend paper you couldn’t help but notice that almost every advertisement featured love this week – flowers, cards, candy, and even red kitchen appliances! Turn on the television and similar sales pitches abound — ‘show […]
Snow is falling and the world outside my window has been silenced at least long enough for me to contemplate with wonder and humility the magnificence of this beautiful earth, the serenity it offers and the beauty and peace that lies within.
Each snowflake perfectly formed – concurrently encapsulation beauty and peace within itself. If […]
The movie Sliding Doors is a must see whether you are looking for holiday entertainment or getting ready for winter hibernation. And while you are tucked in, kicking backing and sipping your hot chocolate you will be entertained as well as provoked to look at the turning points in your own life in a […]
Celebrate this season of light by recognizing and reveling in the LIGHT within.
Millions of people around the world have begun the annual celebration of Christmas – the gift of Christ Consciousness; while others commemorate the Winter Solstice, Chanukah or the presence of Buddha or Krishna Consciousness. It is a time for deep reflection and […]
We are on the verge of gathering for our Thanksgiving celebration — a time when most in our culture press the PAUSE button to gather to acknowledge the many blessings that we enjoy and to express our gratitude.
Some have traveled to join family and friends while those separated by great distances will connect through […]
Two great Sufi leaders and teachers inspire us to break through the grand illusion of duality to discover the truth of our existence and the source of the realization.
“The source of the realization of truth is within man; he himself is the object of his realization”. Hazrat Inayat Khan
The elaboration on this essential truth […]
I admit, my last blog post – Cosmic Motion Picture — calls out for amplification, so consider this Cosmic Motion Picture part two.
Easier said than done, you’ve scoffed! How can I possibly detach from my life you have wondered? Believe me when I say that I am quite familiar with the wide range of […]
Paramahansa Yogananda’s prayer Make Me See That I Am But An Actor In Thy Cosmic Motion Picture is a source of great inspiration and comfort. His wisdom provokes one to contemplate the play of life – lila – from the observer perspective. This detachment, while difficult to achieve, is key to achieving peace and […]
Patience is too often in short supply!! I have to admit that this is a virtue which I don’t have an abundance of and on a bad day I never seem to have enough. Perhaps you too have been feeling that the number of situations that demand patience of you seem to be on […]