Consciousness

To Keep an Open Mind

We must strengthen our individual love to get rid of the force of fear that is trying to overcome our fragile human minds. Our minds, so delicate, can only process so much at one time;...

Anxiety – Stopping the Madness, Part 1

Anxiety.  It’s a  7-letter word.  All of us experience it, some more than others. When I ask people to describe their anxiety, I often learn that it feels like a pressurized bubble located somewhere in...

Musings on the “engaged mystic”

The mystics of the world wisdom traditions’ have traditionally been hidden or if visible, lived apart from the world to cultivate their own realization and teach the worthy (and even the unworthy) who come...

Its Okay to Ask for Help

“I don’t know what to do, I’ve tried everything!” This technical problem had been going on for a few days and I was totally stumped.  Solving technical problems is what I do all day...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Meditation

I talk about a lot of things with my friend Roxanne.  I was friends with her before she became a doctor and I'm friends with her still.  She listens more than she talks. A couple...

Your Opening: An Easter Poem

The garden is not grateful to the gardener. The bud does not cry, 'Open me!' Darkness untangles threads of light without God's fingers, filaments of pollen spilling from the reckless void. The gardener is grateful to the garden. Only...

thoughts on radical passover

when st. francis exclaimed that he desired to become god's instrument for the bestowing of blessings on all beings, or when the bodhisattva vows not to rest until all beings are saved before she...

תשובה

T'Shuv: Return!   Return to what? A nation? A temple? A book? A creed? A name? A place in the desert? A place in the heart? A listening? An embrace? T'Shuv is the Biblical prophets' favorite...

Reflections on the film “Avatar”

In sharing impressions with my friends about the film Avatar, a number of them have expressed sentiments such as, “Oh, if only WE could live in such an attuned, loving, harmonious society as the...

Transforming the Body into a Sanctuary

Crazysexylife.com invited me as their "Super Special Guest" to post this personal piece about how yoga, meditation - and some crazy, sexy healers - have helped me through two bouts of Lyme, an aging...