Last autumn was a good time to renew my strategy for the future because I recognized there is no magic potion that will guarantee a long, healthy life. I made an assessment of where I was at and where I wanted to be.
Unlike those who shy away from speaking of religion and spirituality — life and death – my brother and I spent many hours discussing those topics. After he lived in the forest for nearly a year with me, he returned to his home and sent me a postcard. But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. […]
Our ability to enjoy our lives and relationships reflect our habits — habits that reflect our personal history, family and cultural traditions and our entanglements. Family background plays a key role in shaping future family relationships, as typically, those who are easily entangled come from families that are chaotic and not skilled at emotional communications, […]
Though I was raised to be a Christian, my understanding of God/Nature/Universe and how to live my life does not come from the Bible. When I reached the point in my life where I recognized I had no control over anything or anyone but myself, I came to understand that the God of my understanding […]
The death of a loved one is a painful event. The loss of a loved one means the world as we knew it has changed and those changes require that we in turn adjust to a new “normal.” As time passes and more people we know pass away and we are reminded of our own […]
The cherry blossom season from March to mid-April is a relatively short and brilliantly beautiful beginning of spring. Cherry blossoms are the quintessential expression of Mono no aware. It’s the Japanese aesthetic concept that highlights awareness of the inherent transience and impermanence of all things. The custom of hanami dates back many centuries in Japan: […]
“Fear is just an illusion and if you believe in this illusion, you are creating your reality. What can you believe in that is not fear? Love. Love is your essence. If you move from fear deep into your heart, you will discover that there is a beautiful little light that you have forgotten. The […]