There is a gift in withdrawing from life. The gift of retreat. It is permission to stop and rest and to reassess your life. And, it is an opportunity to be released from the constant anxiety that might be driving you and that seems to motivate so many of us.
This past weekend I had the privilege of facilitating a workshop on Joy in Jacksonville with old and new friends. It was so amazing to contemplate Joy that arises when we become still and remember the Truth about who we are. The truth of I Am. The truth of compassion and wisdom. Then, any action … Continue reading above and beyond
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius
Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton What is my hope? I wish for your happiness. I hope you … Continue reading Hopeful
I have been in retreat. First in an ashram this summer and now, in this simple cave, this basement apartment, quiet and serene, on this winter day. The snow falling creates a blanket that muffles sound as a meditation muffles the distracting thoughts that constantly demand our attention and that distract us from our hearts. … Continue reading As complete as His name
there are people in the world that only know joy they can only smile and bring joy for that is their nature they are also recognized for their incredible self-effacing humility this is one of them; Charlie I have had the privilege of meeting him and I wrote about him back in May when … Continue reading JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE