WRITING IS THE PROCESS IN WHICH I AM ABLE TO WATCH MY MIND AND TO DISCERN WHAT TO KEEP AND WHAT TO RELEASE. IT IS A HEALING GIFT THAT I OFFER TO EACH OF YOU TODAY IN THIS JUST PUBLISHED BOOK THAT WENT LIVE TODAY ON AMAZON. MY WISH IS THAT IT INSPIRE EACH OF … Continue reading A PILGRIM’S JOURNAL
Reach for the heights you came to achieve. Love, compassion and mercy. These are our greatest attributes. Stop yelling and shouting. Stop and listen. To yourself. Stop and ask yourself if this is who you really want to be. Do not give up on the deepest wish in your heart for peace and happiness. Do … Continue reading The Heights of Human Achievement
I just finished a book today and decided that I wanted a Denny's breakfast. I didn't really set out to go there, but on Riva Road, there it was and I made that turn into the parking lot not knowing what to expect. It'd been years since I had been there. This morning, writing this … Continue reading Because I pray
I don’t want to write about my anger. It isn’t pretty. It isn’t nice. It is messy. Anger has really showed its ugly head lately and it is devastating. Emotionally and physically, I have crashed and I am trying not to give up. First of all, there is physical pain. I can’t get surgery scheduled … Continue reading the one I don’t want to post!
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.
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