August 2013

August 18, 2013

AINT NOTHING BUT LOVE

This has been a LOVEly month! I was so fortunate to be visited by my amazing, wonderful, brilliant, and beautiful sister Camille and her fantabulous NYC family right after my Asia trip! So happy that I got to spend time with my AMAZEBALL nieces (<3!! to my Leyla and Tashi!)…we had so much fun! :) - Read More -

out of focus
August 17, 2013

ON FOCUS

A martial arts student approached his teacher with a question: “I’d like to improve my knowledge of the martial arts. In addition to learning from you, I’d like to study with another teacher in order to learn another style. What do you think of this idea?” “The hunter who chases two rabbits,” answered the master, - Read More -

faith - jerusalem
August 14, 2013

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR FAITH?

Faith is a funny thing. As with all things, it means different things to different people. Today I was considering the concept of prayer…when one’s “wish is granted” (so to speak), there is celebration and happiness. However, if the result is not as desired, some question their God and wonder why their “prayer” wasn’t answered. - Read More -

rome 8-13
August 10, 2013

STAYING GROUNDED

When a triumphant general returned to Rome, he would ride through the street while the crowd cheered on both sides. Yet he always had an attendant sitting in the carriage to whisper in his ear, “Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!”  (“Look behind you! Remember you are only a man! Remember you - Read More -

reclining buddha
August 6, 2013

TOMORROW IS AN ILLUSION

A Japanese warrior was captured by his enemies and thrown into prison. That night he was unable to sleep because he feared that the next day he would be interrogated, tortured, and executed. Then the words of his Zen master came to him, “Tomorrow is not real. It is an illusion. The only reality is - Read More -

koi girl
August 6, 2013

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a pond. “Look at the fish swimming about,” said Chuang Tzu, “They are really enjoying themselves.” “You are not a fish,” replied the friend, “So you cannot truly know that they are enjoying themselves.” “You are not me,” said Chuang Tzu. “So how do you - Read More -

field of gold
August 6, 2013

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