September 2014

September 28, 2014


While mentoring a high school student recently, I told her that life is about showing up and letting go. I explained to her that you have to continue to show up for new opportunities in life…but that you can only have room for new opportunities if you let go of past disappointments. She was a math – Read More –

September 24, 2014


A talented friend of mine (WISE100Doors!) performed this song last night and I was struck again by the majestic lyrics of this classic Bob Marley tune, “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds.” We are, so often, slaves to our minds. We don’t question our thoughts…and this belief in the – Read More –

September 15, 2014


When the voice is gentle, so is the echo. When the figure stands upright, the shadow is straight. – Guishan I said to a friend recently that my kind actions were simply a reflection of their kind actions. I did not believe they were deserving of special thanks, but the kind return of love perhaps – Read More –

September 15, 2014


Height, weight, race, gender, hair color, eye color, hair length, clothes, address….these are all classified or observed on a simple American driver’s license. Our society is accustomed to these categorizations…and we typically take quick inventory of people that we meet to determine their classifications. And sometimes to determine if they “belong” or not. But do any – Read More –

September 15, 2014


Many years ago, a man came up to me at a meditation center and asked me my race. I answered, but then he immediately countered and said, “No no…you are part of the Golden race! It is the new race that is a beautiful blend of all races. It is our wonderful future.” At the time, – Read More –

September 15, 2014


BUDDHA was not a BUDDHIST. JESUS was not a CHRISTIAN. MUHAMMAD was not a MUSLIM. THEY were TEACHERS who taught LOVE. LOVE was their RELIGION. One of my favorite quotes is by BASHO who said, “Do not follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.” But there is comfort in numbers. It seems – Read More –

September 12, 2014


“If you don’t find God in the next person you meet, it’s a waste of time looking for him further.” – Mohandas K. Ghandi Photo source: Perfect timing

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