Maxim #215: Go where you Are

Conventional wisdom tells us that “Walking steadily, even a donkey will reach Lhasa”, and yet the Soul knows that — if a place has become a desired destination, and if our eyes are thus ever directed towards its horizon, then we gain nothing by arriving there …

Kindness always IS … (05/31/13)

“Kindness is the currency of our hearts, the only currency that can never be subtracted and never be balanced in anyone’s ledgers. We choose to be kind because it is the way we want to live our lives, not because we will be rewarded in some way… Our acts of kindness are whole unto themselves. […]

100 Answers … Question #08 (05/31/13)

100 ANSWERS for 99 QUESTIONS … Question #08: If the average human life span was only 40 years long, how would you live your life differently? an Answer: By thanking the Heavens every day that nothing about life is ever “average” — and then going forth & living accordingly.

Maxim #216: the strongest Weapon

Conventional wisdom tells us that “Complaining is the weak person’s strongest weapon”, and yet the Soul knows that negativity of any kind is actually the strong person’s greatest weakness …  

the Laughing Saints .. (05/30/13)

Once upon a time in China, there were three mystics — known as the “Laughing Saints”, because they ever did was laugh. Whenever they would encounter a fellow traveler on the road, they would wave and laugh. Whenever they would be asked a question or offered advice, they would smile and laugh. And whenever they […]

100 Answers … Question #09 (05/30/13)

100 ANSWERS for 99 QUESTIONS … Question #09: To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? an Answer: The degree to which I have tried to control my life … is the degree to which I have failed. If you are determined to push The River, you are destined to […]

Maxim #217: the Master Archer

Conventional wisdom tells us that “A man without money is like a bow without arrows”, and yet the Soul knows that the bow without arrows is the bow that strikes the only target worth hitting …

Love is not blind … (05/29/13)

“For the rest of your life you are going to have a choice about how to read the actions & intonations of the people you meet. And I would encourage you to consider the possibility that the lives and experiences of others are as complex and as unpredictable as your own; that other people – […]

100 Answers … Question #10 (05/29/13)

100 ANSWERS for 99 QUESTIONS … Question #10: Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? an Answer: As long as I am worrying about anything, I can DO nothing.

Maxim #218: the Great Mistake

Conventional wisdom tells us that “A known mistake is better than an unknown Truth”, and yet the Soul knows that to strive for “truth” over Love is the only real mistake one can ever make …  

finding real LOVE … (05/28/13)

What LOVE Is … LOVE is not a grasping for what we wish, nor is it a clinging to that which we already possess. LOVE knows nothing of trust or hope or promises or demands … No, real LOVE is about Caring FOR others without caring at all about how they care for you (or […]