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“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”-Meister Eckhart What is prayer?  Some might say that it is asking an outside male entity for a specific outcome as various faith […]

This morning, my friend Cindee Levow mused on Facebook: “I am envious of people who believe in God in such a way that they can have faith and find strength even in life & death circumstances. That would make life an […]

Live each day as if it could be your last… I penned these words two years ago and have since had the chance to re-evaluate them. “Had a thought today….well, I actually have a lot of them, but this one […]

“All phenomena are interdependent…endlessly interwoven.”-Thich Nhat Hanh This concept jumped out at me today while I was reading a book at the gym, sweating my prayers on the elliptical. It is called Clearing Emotional Clutter, and was written by Donald […]

The highlight of my summer for the past umpteen years has been an event called The XPoNential Music Festival. The third weekend of July brings with it fun, friends, sun (usually), music, dancing, laughter and love. It is sponsored by member […]

“La clave es vivir sin prisa, pero sin pausa.” (The key is to live without hurry, but also without pause). My friend Greg Petitti shared this thought on his Facebook page today. It  had me pondering the meaning since it […]

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any […]

    What does it mean to be a nomad?  A wanderer, a wayfarer; one who has no permanent home. This could be seen as both blessing and bane. In the newly birthed CD by singer songwriter and instrumentalist Ed […]

This morning, my eyes opened and I looked with delight at the time on the clock: 8:04 am. For the first time in months, maybe even years, I have been getting seven to eight hours sleep a night. What a relief, […]

I get all kinds of insights while driving. While en route to the gym, I was creating and polishing a business manifesto. It’s based on values that I hold and things I have learned over the years about what I’ve appreciated […]