Allowing Heaven

I was going to write something beautiful and elaborate about how we can trap ourselves and create a self-limiting reality that becomes our norm or we can get out of our own way and allow ourselves to experience heaven on earth. But ironically, or not so, I kept...

The Lost Art of Boredom

The best thing my mom ever did was ground me from church. Wait, that’s not true. The best thing my mom ever did was adopt me and my sister and show us unconditional love and positive regard. The second best thing she ever did was ground me from church. (Fast...

A Smile In Hell

I grew up reading Dante’s Inferno. My mom was a high school English teacher and tutored students at our home, so I had the benefit of being surrounded by books and enriched by reading and discussing many of the great classics and works of literature. My mom even...

The Subject Tonight Is Hope

  The subject tonight is Hope And for tomorrow night as well, As a matter of fact I know of no better topic For us to discuss So that we can all truly Live!   The illuminated and radiant Persian poet, Hafiz, wrote The Subject Tonight Is Love. Standing on his...

Learning to Suffer Better

I was a competitive kid growing up. So when I got to the meditation cushion I was going for gold. I really wanted to stop the pain, stop the thoughts, and wake – up although questioned enlightenment to some extent. I spent the first week or so of my first dathun...