Day 276 … September 1st (a band of Mystics)

“For the scientist who has lived by his ‘faith’ in the power of reason, it all ends like a frightening dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance and is about to conquer its highest peak … And as he pulls himself up over that final rock, he is greeted by a jovial band of […]

dying to the fear of death … (03/31/12)

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire seems to go out, whereupon it is then burst into flame again by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer One year ago today, while preparing to set forth on a […]

Day 277 … September 2nd (waiting for Now)

“I have seized death’s door handle, like a fish out of water – waiting for the cat.” ~ David Crosby “Love is the part of us that is Real.” ~ Cassie Shoebridge Avoid waiting for the Universe to dole out your demise … Choose your moment of sacrifice — and let it always be Now.

pausing to BE … (03/30/12)

“We may not all live holy lives, but we live in a world alive with holy moments.” ~ Kent Nerburn It seems like there is just too much to do these days. I find myself juggling so many tasks — tasks that are all designed to help others in some way, and yet tasks that […]

Day 278 … September 3rd (becoming a Genius)

“In essence, the only mistake one can make in life is not to Love another — especially in those times when it is most difficult to do so.” ~ anonymous … “Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power & magic. Begin it now.” ~ Goethe

Day 279 … September 4th (the thought’s the Thing)

“EnJoy Life’s ‘curves’ by leaning into them.” ~ anonymous “Love is not something you do, but something you become.” ~ Paletti When you think Love while acting accordingly, you become your thought.

the Courage to enCourage … (03/28/12)

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison We’ve seemingly tried everything to fix our world — to make our lives Meaning-full. We’ve been politically active, religiously zealous and exuberantly… healthy. We’ve put up “healthy boundaries” and engaged dozens of “self-help” practices. We’ve prayed and meditated and […]

Day 280 … September 5th (gaining new Vision)

“The real Voyage of Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust … To obtain new eyes, you must first close the ones you already use …

the conflict with Peace … (03/27/12)

“Behind all seen things lies something vaster. Everything is but a path, a portal or a window opening onto something greater than itself.” ~ Antoine de St. Exupery If we can’t do much about war abroad, let us at least make Peace at home …… Make PEACE real today — be Kind to someone you […]

Day 281 … September 6th (storming Peace)

“Peace comes within the Souls of men when they realize their Oneness with the Universe; when they realize It is really everywhere … It is within each one of us.” ~ Black Elk Peace is realized while Peace is enacted …

the War on Peace … (03/26/12)

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” ~ Mark Twain Today marks the ten year, 5 month, 19 day anniversary of our entry into the Afghanistan War — a conflict that has claimed the lives of AT L…EAST 49,344 lives (that is the low-end estimate; the real total […]