July 31, 2018


After spending almost a month back on my island, I traveled to Portugal (mid-June) to attend an advanced spiritual retreat with Zen Master Mooji. I met Mooji for the first time in 2017 and was transformed by his teachings. His direct and accessible style, his sense of humor, his pointings and his PRESENCE were life - Read More -

December 31, 2016


Ram Dass said, “If you think you are enlightened, spend a week with your family.” I saw this just after being with my family for a week in Texas and I laughed out loud haha! Specifically, I think I could have been more patient. I have the kindest, most generous and loving mother in the - Read More -

November 25, 2016


Sometimes we sabotage ourselves. Whenever we say to ourselves, or to others, things like: “I don’t have enough time” or “I don’t have enough money” or “I’m not good enough”… …we unknowingly add energy to those thoughts. Thinking and verbalizing these thoughts adds exponentially more power to these thoughts. Because of the energy that is - Read More -

September 18, 2016


We should make all spiritual talk simple today. God is trying to sell you something that you don’t want to buy. That is what your suffering is: your fantastic haggling your manic screaming over price. -Hafiz I originally posted this quote as a free standing post. I love Hafiz and I think his poetry holds - Read More -

beautiful table
December 3, 2015


For a table to exist, we need wood, a carpenter, time, skillfulness, and many other causes. And each of these causes needs other causes in order to be. The wood needs the forest, the sunshine, the rain, and so on. The carpenter needs his parents, breakfast, fresh air, and so on. And each of these - Read More -

have a rest
March 18, 2015


I am considering the importance of perspective from my hotel room in lovely (but very hot and humid!) Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. I think that life largely gives you what you expect. If you are expecting a difficult situation, full of conflict, that is often what you will receive. Alternatively, if you view the situation as easy - Read More -

August 27, 2014


“Tao is like the ocean All rivers run to the ocean without filling it up. All water comes from it without ever emptying it.” -Zhun Mang How can one describe the indescribable? Tao is known as The Way…The Great Whole to which all separate things belong. It can be seen as all that exists, but also the nothingness - Read More -

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