on attaining Enlightenment … 09/30/13

Attaining Enlightenment is actually pretty simple …

on Death & Dying … (09/30/13)

A Fare-Well Greeting … Death is a funny thing, really … It is always looming over us; believing most arrogantly that it will ultimately “win the game” when our time runs out; when our essence of warmth is claimed by its icy hands; when our internal spark is extinguished and both who we are and […]

Maxim #93: true Success

Conventional wisdom tells us that “Failing to plan is planning to fail”, and yet the Soul knows otherwise — that to plan for the future is always to fail in the present …  

Maxim #94: Unstuck in the Middle

Conventional wisdom tells us that “Every stick has two ends”, and yet the Soul reminds us that every stick also has only one Center …  

Maxim #95: fire with Fire

Conventional wisdom tells us to “Fight fire with fire”, and yet the Soul reminds us that in every single conflict, it is the fighting itself that IS the fire …  

the Self in the other … (09/27/13)

Once we awaken to the raw Truth that every criticism of others is actually a recognition of our own failures past or present, then we will also awaken to the raw Truth that everyone we see is, quite literally, a part of ourselves; that everyone we know and everyone we meet: be they brother, sister, […]

Maxim #96: finders, keepers

Conventional wisdom says “Finders, keepers … Losers, weepers”, and yet the Soul knows that the only thing worth keeping is the thing that need never be found; that the only thing worth keeping is the desire to Give everything away …  

2 Corinthians 5:17 … real Salvation (09/27/13)

It is indeed high time for us ALL to aspire to something more than mere “wealth” or “fun” or “power” or “redemption”. It is time for us ALL to change our perception of what it means to live “the good life”. It is time for us ALL to alter our definitions of “happiness” & “pleasure” […]

Let’s tessellate … (09/26/13)

Wonder-Word of the day: tessellate (vb) … “where two or more entities join so fluidly that there are no gaps or spaces between them; to fit together perfectly.” When speaking of two human beings, a pure tessellation only occurs within any act of selfless Kindness — any act of joyful self-sacrifice, a giving that allows […]

rediscovering the Master within … (09/26/13)

I understand how tempting it is to take religious figures and mold their identities to fit our own wishes and bend their teachings to match our own beliefs … We all would love to simply be able to kick back, worship our version of God appropriately and then someday be rewarded with “salvation”. After all, […]

Maxim #97: first Served

Conventional wisdom says “First come, first served”, and yet the Soul knows that serving others is our only true Arrival …