East Meets West

I believe we were all brought here to be beacons or exemplars of some aspect of the universe. The great philosophers often referred to life as “a great cosmic play.” Shakespeare reminds us that “we are all players” on the stage of life. It is my believe that this concept applies across the board to…

I am borrowing a title from a Gino Vanelli song ( yeah the 70s) as a theme for this conversation.  Percy Bysshe Shelly was among the first to memorialize this theme in his famous poem Mutability.  According to Shelly, “naught may endure but mutability.”   In essence, the only thing that lasts is change.  This is…

It is a common theory that it takes great sustained effort to get into top physical shape and it takes only a few days to get out of shape. Spiritual fitness, I believe follows that same model.  If we focus on our spiritual relationship with God, Krishna, or the Universal Spirit on a consistent basis…

We Too Can Fly I met a wonderful young lady this week who works as a professional dancer. She regaled my guests with stories of her world travels and performances over dinner. I found one of her stories to be simply amazing. When she was in Macau, she bungee jumped off of the world’s largest…

The fear of death is what historically has driven people to religion. Most of us seek an answer to the age-old question, “what happens when we die?” I believe for many of us are fear is twofold. We wonder what happens to us when we die and what happens to our loved ones once we…

Don’t Hate the Messenger As many writers before me have proclaimed, I am only a conduit for a force that is much larger than I. This is not to say that I am “holier than thou” and am receiving tableaus from on high. I am just aware of one of my gifts, which is that…

We are boundless expressions of pure infinite spirit. We are all energy, plain and simple. We have a tendency to attach ourselves to the expression of that energy in form which occurs in time and space. However, if we look deeper into our true reality, we will realize that our expressions in the realm of…

Forgiveness is an integral step on the path to salvation in most religions. As the Lord’s Prayer reminds us we should ask God to,”Forgive our trespasses and forgive those who trespass against us.” The forgiveness of one’s self first and then of others is no accident. We must first learn to love ourselves unconditionally before…

Enjoy The Cul De Sac                         The realm of sensation is like a beautiful cul de sac. The views and vistas may be amazing. The surroundings may be bucolic and picturesque. However, it is not a through street to God. You will eventually reach the end of that street and will be forced to go…

Finding Your Inner Voice The way the world works is very interesting. As I stated in a previous blog, the basic concept is As above, So below.  We are an echo of the Cosmic Mind or Universal Spirit.  What I find extremely fascinating is the manner in which we reflect our higher consciousness. Specifically, the manner…

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Douglas Davis

Douglas Davis is a father, husband, writer, corporate consultant and business coach. He is the author of the book. "In My Contemplation: the Musings of a Resonance Seeker." He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois in English and Mass Media Communications and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Whether it is through the parameters of a business setting, spiritual setting or practical day to day living, his goal remains the same which is to help people bring out their best selves. He has recently published an e-book entitled, "In My Contemplation" which is available now on Amazon.

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