January 27, 2021

03 The single most important thing you can do to improve your chances of living well upon the earth throughout the time left for living is to become accomplished in taking “No” for an answer. By “accomplished” I mean taking “No” for an answer when, where, and how it needs to be done the wayContinue reading “January 27, 2021”

January 24, 2021

05 If you cannot be vulnerable, you will be symptomatic all your life, and crazy as well. We are surrounded by vulnerabilities! There is no way we can be protected from them all! Everything worthwhile about us and about our life is strictly dependent upon our vulnerability threshold. The more vulnerable we can be, theContinue reading “January 24, 2021”

December 11, 2020

03 What fills us? Where are we “filled to the brim”? Filled with life– with the experience of being fully alive? Where has that–where does that–happen to us? How do we respond? Tears? Laughter? Silence? … Those moments are “transparent to transcendence.” They are “thin places” (Parker Palmer) where the world of The Mystery atContinue reading “December 11, 2020”

November 22, 2020

03 What are the things keeping us from being the person we are capable of being, doing the things we are capable of getting done? Really–what is holding us back? Standing in our way? If it weren’t for what, we would be doing what? Sit quietly with those things in your lap. Meditate on thoseContinue reading “November 22, 2020”

November 17, 2020

03 All religion is based on the premature interpretation of experience. The discovery of recurring cycles in the relationships between the stars and planets– with mathematical regularity– did not, does not, mean anything beyond what it is. However, the stargazers who put everything together made it mean what they said it meant by interpreting itContinue reading “November 17, 2020”

November 08, 2020

03 Every photograph that works is synchronistic arrangement bringing the photographer together at the right time in the right place in the right light to compose the image that makes the photograph. Every photograph that works is a miracle in that way. Is the Tao creating wonder and amazement that we pass of with “PrettyContinue reading “November 08, 2020”

November 5, 2020

02 When we live to integrate our opposites and express/incarnate/bring forth our original nature– “the face that was ours before we were born– our identity, who we are, our true self, and not to get something, attain something, have something, possess something, dominate something, win something, have something to show for having lived… When weContinue reading “November 5, 2020”

October 29, 2020

02 We begin to die when we stop singing, dancing, telling, listening to, and being enchanted by, stories, spending time with, and being comforted by, “the sweet territory of silence” (Angeles Arrien). There is a difference that is more than a difference (Like a train wreck is different from a burp) between being driven byContinue reading “October 29, 2020”