Maxim #01: LOVE is always enough

Conventional wisdom says that we should “Give others more than they expect”, and yet the Soul knows that the hopes & desires & expectations of others are essentially irrelevant; that LOVE by itself is always enough; that LOVE gives everything, while wanting nothing in return — including its own acceptance or recognition …  

Maxim #02: Knowing your Favorites

Conventional wisdom says that we should “Memorize some of our favorite poems & quotations”, and yet the Soul knows that we should only cherish the Truths that bring others Joy; and that we should only memorize the Truths we already embody …  

Maxim #03: How to See the other

Conventional wisdom says that we should “Always look others in the eye”, and yet the Soul knows that eye-contact is not really that important; that the only Way we can truly See another is to see them with THEIR own eyes …  

Maxim #04: How to Respect others

Conventional wisdom says that we should “Respect the dreams of others, especially our own”, and yet the Soul knows that truly Respecting another’s dreams requires a momentary, complete abandonment of one’s own — and that truly doing so means more than merely “thinking good thoughts”, “sending heartfelt prayers” or “hoping for the best”; that doing […]

Maxim #05: Seeing the Godhead

Conventional wisdom says that we should “Judge with right judgment”, and yet the Soul knows that the only way to truly SEE your life is to see your Self in everyone & everything around you …

Maxim #06: Love always laughs

Conventional wisdom says that “The most important quality in any relationship is acceptance”, and yet the Soul knows that acceptance can mean many things. It knows that the “acceptance” that looks the other way while our Beloved harms another and the “acceptance” that coddles the Beloved while he or she self-destructs are actually deadly to […]

Maxim #07: Solitude within the Storm

Conventional wisdom says that we should “Regularly spend time alone”, and yet the Soul knows that true Solitude has more to do with remaining Calm within the storm than with running away from it; and that — whether surrounded by strangers or alone in the wilderness — we are never ever truly alone …  

a true Love Poem … (12/25/13)

A POEM of LOVE … “Point of View” (by Shel Silverstein) Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless Christmas dinner’s dark and blue When you stop and try to see it From the turkey’s point of view. Sunday dinner isn’t sunny Easter feasts are just bad luck When you see it from the viewpoint Of a chicken […]

The Greater Commission … 12/24/13

THE GREATER COMMISSION … (a candlelit look into the Meaning of Christmas) Though I myself have chosen to live as a humble-yet-devout “Follower of The Way” of Jesus Christ, and as such NOT as a practicing member of the Christian church, I do appreciate & respect the undeniable relevance that the Christian faith commands in […]

Maxim #08: The value of Vulnerability

Conventional wisdom says that we should “Courageously defend our personal values”, and yet the Soul knows that we cannot truly tend our own inner Gardens until we first have the Courage to enter them — and that we cannot hope to enter those havens of halcyon until we do so solely to bring others the […]

Maxim #09: Change brings the Goodness

Conventional wisdom tells us that we should “Never get our hopes up” because “change is the only constant”, and yet the Soul knows that change is a pure positive; that we are truly powerful only when choosing to revel in moments otherwise deemed awkward or uncomfortable – that we are truly wise only when consistently […]