Transformation

~ The Christmas Miracle ~

Christmas 2000 was not to be a normal Christmas by any means, and my wife Cindy eventually wrote a story about it that was circulated throughout the Internet. We were amazed at how many...

Harnessing the Power of Time

One day about five years ago, when Barak Obama was running for president the first time, I heard him talking on the radio about wind power.  He said that the wind is a cheap,...

Steve Jobs, Yom Kippur, and the Eternal Mystery

I was never emotionally attached to Steve Jobs in the way many of his fans were, though I have certainly admired his Herculean technical accomplishments. But his untimely death, just before Yom Kippur—the Jewish...

Creating Spaciousness

I am daydreaming again. Having stumbled upon the description of God’s breath hovering on the waters, my imagination has transformed me into a hummingbird. I am sitting still but my mind is buzzing. Daydreaming is both...

Oil Changes for the Soul

I used to fear my tears and hold them back with all my might, but now I welcome them with open arms. They are likened to an oil change for the soul. My friend...

Your one wild and precious life

The unconventional rule-breaker Chris Guillebeau has written a book - The Art of NonConformity - that has struck such a deep chord in me. A chord that is resonating down to the inner cave where...

Godchild

"The child is father to the man." (William Wordsworth) Childhood is both source and destiny.   From the earliest age we were taught to leave childhood and "grow up." We were taught to name things and, by...

on being a prophet

saints are poets gone astray. we restore sanity in the world by restoring poetry to the world. we must demand of the saints to stop corrupting our poetry, and if they don't, we must...

A Time of Awakening

In our existence we have experienced many transformations. Before we had a body, before we had a soul, before this expanding universe, from the mystery we emerged. First with a soul, then in this...

Stuck at the Beginning

I have been feeling "stuck", the past few days. After my recent life-changing travels through India, most of which I spent volunteering in the Tibetan exile community of McleodGanjhttp://www.squidoo.com/mcleodganj-india ,I came back to the USA...