http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27gTrPPAyk Isn't it interesting how we avoid talking about someone's impending death when they are alive, and then feel even more uncomfortable or emotional mentioning them once they are dead? The fundamental, incontrovertible fact of death is one we have pushed into the closet, neither discussing it enough, nor embracing it enough. Ironically, in it's … Continue reading What If Acknowledging Death Makes One Come Alive?
I have devoured books from an early age. However, there has been a significantly different quality to the reading experience in recent times. I may not be able to express it in so many words, but I feel I must make the attempt. Time seems to slow down. The gaps between the words seem more … Continue reading Reading Between the Lines
Three questions: First Question: Are you aware of what nourishes you? It may be soaking in warm silence with a loved one. Or laughing for no reason with a child. Perhaps honoring a calling like painting, or singing, writing or creating in some manner. Maybe its simply walking on the beach or watching a sunset. Or seeing a … Continue reading Lifelines – and why we cut them off.
If you think Facebook is a waste of time, think again. Your engagement with any environment is determined by the level of consciousness that you bring to it. My news feed has been carefully pruned to display posts of a nature that interest me and I believe are supportive to evolution and growth. In my … Continue reading Everyday Revelations
If your kindness has left you feeling foolish, any generosity has been taken advantage of, or your vulnerability has been used against you, you may wonder what you are doing in this world. You may suspect 'others' are right in their assessment of your 'impractical', 'out-of-touch with reality', 'naive' and 'gullible' nature. Worse of all, … Continue reading Against the Grain
Birth and death anniversaries are landmarks in the timelines of our life. Marking beginnings and ends when we adhere to linear time. Having had a natural gift for remembering dates, I have given them due recognition in the past. But as loved ones departed, one after the other, somewhere I began to question the … Continue reading Milestones… Smilestones.
Are there people who have shaped your fundamental beliefs, comforted you in times of pain, given you hope when there was none and yet, you have never met them, spoken to them or directly heard from them? I have many such influential people in my life and most of them are the authors of cherished … Continue reading The time to say Thank You is now
Ever noticed the subtle, secret satisfaction derived in complaining, "I am just too busy to do that right now!"? Here, 'that' can refer to anything from having fun, taking care of your self, spending quality time with loved ones, learning anything new ... or just about anything under the sun. We get locked into patterns … Continue reading Busy as a Bee?
The seduction of words can blind us to the dangers of the spiritual path. With profound wisdom being readily available at your fingertips, and every conversation with a 'like-minded' friend on the 'same path' as you - it easy to believe one has realized the truth. In reality, not everyone is able to translate the … Continue reading ‘You are here’ – mapping your way forward