Home > Blog Index > Welcome – 2012: Fulfilling the Vision May I be filled with loving-kindess May I be well May I be peaceful and at ease May I be happy --Jack Kornfield, A Path With Heart For anyone with children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or newborn babies, you already know that 2012 [...]
Home > Blog Index > Waging Peace "If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children." -- Mohandas Gandhi “Many think peace in the world is impossible. Many think inner peace cannot be attained. It’s the one who doesn’t know it can’t be done who [...]
Home > Blog Index > Kindness “People livin in competition. All I want is to have my peace of mind.” --Boston, Peace of Mind (lyrics) “It’s not about the money, money, money . . . We need to take it back in time. When music made us all UNITE.” --Jessie J, Price Tag [...]
Home > Blog Index > Gentle Blessings “How could anyone ever tell you, you were anything less than beautiful? How could anyone ever tell you, you were less than whole?” -- Libby Roderick, How Could Anyone lyrics Sunlight on autumn leaves is an incredible sight. It fills my heart with awe and gratitude. [...]
Home > Blog Index > Light and Love “When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be. And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.” --The Beatles, Let It [...]
Home > Blog Index > Works in Progress “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” --Rabindranth Tagore “Where there is great love there are always miracles.” --Willa Cather Spiritual and self-help books make everything sound so easy. In five simple steps or seven easy lessons, [...]
Home > Blog Index > The Highest Love “Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” --Martin Luther King, Jr. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." --Martin Luther King, Jr. I recall an image from the civil rights movement of an angry [...]
Home > Blog Index > From the Heart “I can see clearly now, the rain has gone. Oh yes, I can make it now the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared. Here is the rainbow I’ve been praying for. It’s gonna be a bright, Bright sunshiny day.” --Jimmy Cliff (lyrics). [...]
Home > Blog Index > Courage “Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.” --Hermann Hesse “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” --Tao Te Ching (Stephen Mitchell translation). When we think of courage, we may envision legendary, heroic leaders such as Nelson Mandela [...]
Home > Blog Index > The Feminine Divine “If that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without. For I have been with you from the beginning.” --Starhawk, The Spiral Dance “God is coming, and is She pissed.” --Bumper Sticker Last night, I was thinking a lot [...]
Home > Blog Index > Indigenous Wisdom “We’ve miscommunicated with our environment for a long time, not knowing its language.” -Bear Heart, Muskogee Nation “I deeply feel that the indigenous peoples of this planet are keepers of the cultural and spiritual map to another good place. If we all collectively contribute our energy, [...]
Home > Blog Index > Prayer “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi I was watching an older movie last night, Hidalgo, about a man on a 3,000-mile horse race across the Arabian Desert. There is a scene in the movie, near the end, where his [...]
Home > Blog Index > Let In The Light “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” -Leonard Cohen In “Song of the Soul,” Cris Williamson sings of the Spirit Divine, “let in the light it will heal you.” For me, sunshine, music, nature, and meditation bring in a soft peaceful [...]
Home > Blog Index > Possibilities “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” --Henry David Thoreau If you could have anything in your life today, what would it be? What about keeping the door open for good things to enter, even if you do not yet know what [...]
We are like leaves on a tree: different colors, different shapes, and different branches that extend in various directions. We have different religions and languages. But we are all connected. We share the same planet. We share the same sky, the same need for food and water, and the same need for love and compassion.
Looking deeper at issues is hard work. It requires questioning old patterns, going beyond judgments, and aligning with inner guidance.