To Roll the Stone off the Heart

Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” Is this the life you want?  I know I do. Jesus’ life is a blueprint of how we are asked to live.  John O’Donohue wrote, “Jesus never avocated a life that confined itself with safe, complacent walls.” Jesus called people […]

Visualization

Successful people all over the world use visualization to spawn dreams into reality realms. Visualization is just like dreaming but with an intention or purpose.  It’s mind over matter. It’s constructing life from a space inside our brains. Visualization  is not about winning as much as it is about self-improvement.  With visualization, you can create […]

Impermanence

Impermanence.  That which is not permanent.  How quickly in your mind can you make a list of things that are impermanent? How long would that list be?  Answers:  quickly and long.  That is life. I am always surprised but never really shocked at how my morning readings and meditations flow together.  Today for example, my […]

The Way Forward is Through

“The world has been turned upside down, and we’ve been whipsawed, not just by a pandemic, but by the fast-moving stories that went with it. It has disrupted our families, our lives and our projects as well. George Floyd’s murder became a wake-up call, a story that we can no longer ignore, a call to […]

Independence Day 2020

July 4, 2020.  A very different Independence Day than many we have celebrated in the past.  Throughout our history, this day has stirred up unrest, vulnerable feeling and opened the door (even a crack) to the injustices we still face as a nation as we go about our celebrating, picnicking, and shooting off fireworks. Frederick […]

Thoughts on Happiness

George Orwell said, “Happiness can only exist in acceptance.” Happiness and self acceptance go hand in hand.  You enjoy as much happiness as you believe you are worthy of.  Self acceptance is unconditional.  Taking a long, hard look at yourself and seeing the original truth of who YOU are.  It’s important to recognize weaknesses and […]