war is … absolutely nothing (08/31/13)

”Those who assert that evil means can lead to good ends are deceiving themselves.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Let’s face it, the American government is at some point going to make the same mistake that it made in Iraq. It is going to make that mistake in Syria … or in Iran … or […]

Maxim #123: knowing true LOVE

Conventional wisdom tells us that “The course of true Love can never run smooth”, and yet the Soul knows that if the course of our affection is not smooth, then – at least in that moment – it is not a course of true Love …  

Peace is The Way … (08/30/13)

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” ~ Nelson Mandela The way to true Contentment is not that complicated: Peace is the destination … Kindness is the path … and Forgiveness […]

Maxim #124: dying to death

Conventional wisdom says that “Only the good die young”, and yet the Soul knows that the deeds of the Kind & the Caring live on forever …  

Maxim #125: greening the grass

Conventional wisdom tells us that “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”, and yet the Soul knows that the grass is greener wherever it is watered …  

The Road to Peace … (08/28/13)

It took a long time for me to wake up to LOVE; to appreciate the simple, irrefutable fact that we are ALL layered beings — each and every one of us weird yet wonderful; sometimes mean and sometimes majestic; often afraid and yet ever filled with courage. It took a long time for me to […]

Maxim #126: price of Liberty

Conventional wisdom tells us that “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance”, and yet the Soul knows that fear is by far our strongest cage; and the need for security, by far our darkest prison …  

got Life? … (08/27/13)

To be fully alive is to LOVE others fully … To LOVE others fully is to serve others selflessly … To serve others selflessly is to give to others completely … To give to others completely is to sacrifice for others Joy-fully … To sacrifice for others Joy-fully is to be fully alive. So … […]

Maxim #127: exceptional Exception

Conventional wisdom tells us that “There is an exception to every rule”, and yet the Soul knows that LOVE is the exception to all those exceptions …  

Is abortion wrong? … (08/27/13)

CHOOSING LIFE … some uncommon thoughts on abortion The other day I was asked my thoughts about abortion, namely whether I considered myself to be pro-life or pro-choice … I answered “Yes”. Allow me to explain … Seeing as how abortion is such a highly emotional topic, it could be helpful for me to first […]

Matthew 22:39 … What it means to LOVE (08/26/13)

When Jesus said that we were to “Love our neighbors”, it turns out he wasn’t just talking about being “nice” to the folks we happen to like. Indeed, as I have radically put this admonition to the test in thousands of encounters over the past decade of my life, I have come to understand that […]