death to death … (10/31/11)

“Our problems cease to trouble us when we realize they are simply blessings in disguise.” ~ Ishaah “All that we have to decide is what to do with the time that has been given to us.” ~ Gandalf “The life-span of the butterfly is precisely the right length.” ~ Tom Robbins There is no key […]

to Love is to die … (10/31/11)

“Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham Today is Halloween, the day of the dead, so I guess the thing we need to really talk about is death. It’s the last thing we’d like to talk about, […]

daring to be naive … (10/30/11)

“I’m guilty of extraordinary naivete, I suppose. But it’s a naivete that I really don’t want to abandon, not even now.” ~ Jock Sturges From a very early age, we are all steeped in a culture that encourages us to “be informed” that we might “act wisely” and thereby “live safely”. Of course, the price […]

Matthew 5:38-48 … on praying for “our troops” (10/30/11)

The only way to truly pray for our troops “in Jesus’ name” is to pray that they all awaken to walking Jesus’ Way. And the only way the troops will walk in Jesus’ Way is when they wake up, remember to start Loving their enemies, and cease to be soldiers anymore. Now THAT is a […]

on “functional regret” … (10/30/11)

“As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.” ~ Zachary Scott We are taught that we need to analyze our past in order to remember our mistakes — to remember the choices that didn’t work out well for us so that we can then make “better […]

on celebrating living … (10/28/11)

Some have been pretty critical of the consumption of alcohol. Some have said that alcohol takes control of our lives … (“One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.” ~ Brendan Behan) Some have noted that we cannot “become enlightened” if we also choose to imbibe; that it is merely an […]

the Revolution is here … (10/28/11)

I’ll explain why KINDNESS WORKS in a later post, and yet it is enough for you to remember it today while you ACT ACCORDINGLY. So go have fun shaking things up — doing so with thoughts of radical forgiveness, acts of irreverent Kindness, and a life of Joy-filled resolve! If it is to be effective, […]

rebel with Love … (10/27/11)

With tomorrow’s “Occupy Yourself” protest rapidly approaching, I am more aware than ever of the fraud that exists in our government. Of course, I am also even more aware of the fact that each and every one of us can live outside the parameters of its charade — that each and every one of us […]

real Love … (10/26/11)

Love is the courage to set aside the understandable fears of what might happen to you. And Love is taking a break from striving for the reasonable hopes for what should happen for you. It is putting them all on hold just long enough to simply relax into one moment’s opportunity to Care … It […]

Love is the rebellion … (10/25/11)

Before you go forth on October 28th to Occupy Yourself, please consider the following: In order to transform our system, we must transform our politics. In order to transform our politics, we must transform our relationships. In order to transform our relationships, we must transform our actions. And in order to transform our actions, we […]

choose Love … (10/24/11)

“You simply Are … The Universe awaited your birth. There never has been nor will there ever again be someone exactly like you. You are unique. No one can bring into being the thoughts, the beliefs, the Love, and the sharing that you can. You can change the world. You have at your command a […]