Choosing the path of love

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in acceptance, faith, fear, Love, peace

In a daily meditation presented in his book Everyday Meditation, inspired meditation teacher and living sage Tobin Blake challenges readers to consider that the choice in life is between the path of fear and the path of love. At first blush this appears to be an interesting if not unconventional assessment of the framework of […]

Living a Balanced Life

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

The idea of balance communicates a static state. The reality is we don’t get any free passes on this high wire act that requires momentary attention at times. If it feels like hard work sometimes – more like most of the time for some of us – that’s because it is. However it’s helpful to […]

The power of presence

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

While lots of focus is paid to what we do, a better test is whether we are truly present to our experience. If we are simply going through the motions we miss valuable opportunities in which the magic of true connection can happen. Take the simple act of a handshake. Simple, right? Yet, it is […]

What truly matters

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

While it can be challenging at times to identify things that truly matter and deserve not just our time but our energy in the midst of news cycles that often opt for the sensational and new we are gifted with reminders of what the landscape of “the good” feels like. Here I am invoking the […]

Claiming all of life

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in center, Integration

One of the gifts of the teachings of the Buddha is his clear acknowledgement of the very nature of the busy-ness of the human mind and of how we humans tick. Said another way, statements about the way things actually are versus selective focus on the way we think things should be or ought to […]

Claiming our purpose

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Purpose

In the developed world we generally subscribe to the idea that those who are successful are so precisely because they got out there and made it happen. One of the downsides of this view is it can leave some of us in perpetual states of doing and unable to define what success actually is. Maybe […]

To boldly go

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Courage, Motivation

Today I claim the space to be me. Today I affirm that I’m not a half-baked pastry waiting for some salvific timer to proclaim “now’s your time to rise and shine!” Today I claim all the gifts that were given to me by all that willed me into being and say, “look out world, here […]