January 20, 2021

03 Living aligned with our life and living in accord with the Tao is bringing our best to meet the day, like water seeking its way, not forcing its way, by responding appropriately, at the right time, in the right way, to each situation as it arises. That sounds simple enough. What makes it difficult?Continue reading “January 20, 2021”

January 06, 2021

03 When the Commander in Chief assumes no responsibility and incites riot and rebellion, the Commander in Chief has to be relieved of duty. This is fundamental “how to do it” procedure. The problem is that those who would initiate the procedure themselves need to be relieved of duty, because they are incapable of doingContinue reading “January 06, 2021”

November 23, 2020

03 We are to live out of the center of who we are– “Like a wheel turning out of its own center,” (Friedrich Nietzsche). In order to do that, we have to spend time nurturing and nourishing our relationship with our center. Our center is the contact point with our original nature, our natural rhythms,Continue reading “November 23, 2020”

November 03, 2020

03 Heart and meaning are our guides through the wilderness. Does it have heart? Is your heart in this? Does it have meaning for you? If things start out full of heart and meaning, notice if that changes– not just because things become difficult. No just because hard things are being asked of us. EveryContinue reading “November 03, 2020”

November 02, 2020

04 Sincerity and non-contrivance are one thing, and combine with compassion to produce an environment conducive to life, living and being alive. There are not enough sources of sincerity/non-contrivance and compassion in my life or yours, or in the entire world. It is more like snatch and grab and to hell with you wherever weContinue reading “November 02, 2020”

September 24, 2020

02 Ambition, incentive, aspiration are all over-hyped. Who knows what to want? Who wants what should be wanted? Who can be forced to want what they ought to want? So, you spend your life in the service of things that don’t matter, thinking they matter, working for prestige, status and stature, dry as desert dustContinue reading “September 24, 2020”

September 7, 2020

03 Religion died when it invented theology. Theology is Substitute Religion. It is somebody else’s Religion. Theology is Second-hand Religion. Theology is equivalent to what the people did when Moses came down from the mountain, and his face shone so with the absorbed Glory of God that the people couldn’t look directly at him, andContinue reading “September 7, 2020”