Hopeful

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

As complete as His name

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

One Breath

Take a moment and just sit and listen to the waves coming in, going out. Let it match your own breath. Coming in, going out. Just that.  Sit until you find stillness and calm again. Don't be so frantic, what does it resolve? Instead, reset your mind on calm and abide in That. You are … Continue reading One Breath

FULLNESS

My heart is full now. I have read about this. I have taught this. I have contemplated the Sanskrit word for this; purnah. I have worked hard to remove the obstacles to the awareness of this. Fullness. Full heart. And then, it arose. It was just there. A fullness that I have never before known. As … Continue reading FULLNESS

A Wish for You

May the tempest of thoughts be quieted now and may you find a deep and lasting peace. May you see the signs of hope and find the courage to take on the challenges you face with joyful expectation. May you know your self-worth and how precious you are. May you find love. May you make … Continue reading A Wish for You

with you always

I was feeling a little rough one morning but ventured out to do errands anyway. I was coming into a store I often go to, when the shop keeper said, "You always brighten my day." Seriously? Wow. I was feeling terrible but somehow, this angel saw ME brightening us his day! I took a deep … Continue reading with you always

Bring it

Maybe you're alive today to bring someone a message of love. Maybe you're alive just to be a reminder of hope. Maybe you're alive to bring a little sanity to the world with kindness and a loving presence. Maybe you're alive to bring joy.   May you bring to your day and this moment a reminder … Continue reading Bring it