May 2014

hot bath
May 31, 2014

NEGATIVITY

I do not think it is possible to go through life without encountering some negativity or opposition. No two people think exactly alike (just as no two flowers bloom the same), so it would be wrong to assume that everyone will agree with you. While still thinking of my grandmother, I remember the lessons she - Read More -

maya-angelou
May 28, 2014

WITH LOVE TO DR MAYA

Though I did not have the privilege of knowing Dr. Maya Angelou personally, I feel like I did. Her spirit reminds me so much of my grandmother’s. My amazing grandmother was also very fond of saying, “When you know better, you do better,” and “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,” two - Read More -

stonehenge
May 27, 2014

THE WISE MAN DOES NOTHING

“The wise man does nothing, while the fool is always tying himself up.” – Daoxin While giving thanks for another twirl around the Earth, I decided to start my morning in London with Zen readings. (This really means that I read a lot of quotes, koans, and stories until something sticks with me and makes - Read More -

streets of edinburgh
May 16, 2014

ALL IN THE MIND

“To search for enlightenment or nirvana beyond this mind is impossible.” – Bodhidharma This quote reminds me of one of my first posts and favorite stories that illustrates there is no place that God is not. Searching for God outside of ourselves never works because we are the common element no matter where we go. We - Read More -

steve-mccurry-wall_4082_600x450
May 15, 2014

JUDGEMENTS ARE EXHAUSTING

judge – verb – to form an opinion or conclusion about. Since birth, we have been given direct and indirect guidance about what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong.’ This led to our beliefs about what is ‘good’ and ‘bad’…in ourselves and others. Religious beliefs, societal rules, and parental guidance  are all sources of these - Read More -

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