So many thoughts have been rattling around in my mind... looking for some kind of archor or spark. I know why this is so. There are big decisions I need to make.
Reading this poem at age 13 and now at age 47.
Let's all start the year off right by absorbing as much wisdom as we can. Consider the real life application of each nugget of knowledge that comes along. Don't underestimate any lesson... the birds, bees, cats, doggies and gerbils all have something to teach us, just like tomatoes, potatoes and stalks of celery do as … Continue reading Happy New Year: Welcome to the new “roaring ’20s”
When I was growing up a big deal was made about what was the “right church” to go to and what wasn’t. Religions, other than the one I belonged to, were made to seem almost evil.... blasphemous, pagan... intentionally leading people astray. No doubt, they would all be tossed into some kind of “lake of … Continue reading Happy Sunday: What is the “true church?”
Engineers, brain surgeons, rocket scientists, prize-winning authors, environmentalists, humanitarians... just a few examples of how we humans are capable of astonishing feats of greatness. And then, there are people like Bernie Madoff, Ted Bundy, Timothy McVeigh, Stalin and Hitler... those who savagely take advantage of people or commit such unspeakable evil that the average human … Continue reading Memo at midnight: The power of the mind
Was feeling down in the dumps the last few days... I even went home early from work a couple of days ago claiming I was “sick”. I’m starting to come out of it now though. I feel quite a bit better today. In such times, mindfulness meditation really does help. Even though you can practice … Continue reading Mindfulness meditation exercise: Listen to the rhythm
We all learn at a young age about our 5 basic senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, but how often do we take the time to truly experience each of our senses in all their magnificent glory. This is the first of several posts that will center on the practice of mindfulness meditation. Steps … Continue reading Mindfulness meditation exercise: Visually stimulate your senses
Perhaps you're a person who already has a mind that is restful and calm all the time. Maybe you have zero need for any mindfulness mumbo jumbo because you're perfectly relaxed and at ease 24/7. If so, you need not read any further. The rest of us, however, may need a little help in this … Continue reading Mindfulness meditation: Not just for pixies and flower children