Thank You for Everything. I Have No Complaints Whatsoever.

The story is told about a woman Zen master named Sono who taught one very simple method of enlightenment. She advised everyone who came to her to adopt an affirmation to be said many times a day, under all conditions. The affirmation was, “Thank you for everything. I...

Iroquois Thanksgiving Address

Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue.  We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things.  So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as People....

Day Four in Lafayette – or, A Stranger in a Strange Land

Today is day four in Lafayette. I now know where the post office is, Starbucks, Whole Foods and El Chorro Mexican restaurant. Oh and the 7-11 and the Indian restaurant, which has very nosey waiters (“You are alone sir? No wife?”) Seriously. But that’s another rather...

Adopting Plants, Pens, and Outboard Motors

One of the things that you realize when you move from one home to the next is that you can’t take everything with you. It’s a different environment, a different space, a different season. Maybe you had a garage, and now you will not. Or you had a back yard and now,...

The Power of Your Word ~ Now More Than Ever

“Be impeccable with your Word. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz “Since our word creates always, it stands to reason that we have got to be very careful in sowing the seed.” ~ Ernest Holmes “The word you speak becomes...

Choose It or Lose It

There is much to consider as we witness our world today. Earthquakes in Nepal. Unrest in Baltimore. Drought in California. The US Supreme Court deciding issues of love. Schoolgirls and women kidnapped by the hundreds in Nigeria. Global environmental concerns. And...