[Monday Message] Moving Through Grief

Each of us grieves things on a daily basis. Grief is a natural reaction to endings. We grieve the end of chapters in our lives as well as the end of volumes. Endings are as inevitable as beginnings. Change is the only constant. It is right and good to mourn what has left. It is…

[Monday Message] Regaining Personal Power

Dale Carnegie once said “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” These are the things that sap our personal power. All three are a form of avoidance of being in the moment. The overarching dilemma of life in today‚Äôs world is a disconnect from our power. The imbalance…

[Monday Message] The Habit of Distraction

It is part of the human condition to fall victim to the habit of distraction. It is part of spiritual evolution to guard against that. A Tibetan story tells of a meditation student who, while meditating in his room, believed he saw a spider descending in front of him. Each day the menacing creature returned,…

[Monday Message] Stand for Something

“We are trying to show him not only what we are fighting against, but what we are fighting for. So many of these boys have only a very hazy idea of the real issues of the war. About all they see is ‘going back to the good old days.’ This is a dangerous state. If…

[Monday Message] Breaking through indecision

I talk about the Negative Ego a lot, because it is part of what defines our entire experience on this plane of existence. The Negative Ego generates fear, it creates indecision, it brings up control issues, and it confuses us with the illusion of lack. It all goes back to the chimera that the Divine…

[Monday Message] You Are Responsible to the Greater Good

You are responsible. It is part of your job, as a human being, to be conscious in word and deed. Be conscious of what is going on around you and speak up when injustice happens, while understanding that your value system may not be shared by everyone; honor people’s agency and let them tell you…

[Monday Message] Do Not Sit Idly By

Far too often, we teach children that sitting still is the definition of being good. This translates, in our adult lives, into not interfering when interference is called for. Whether your personal boundaries are being violated or someone is doing something out in the world that is patently wrong, speaking up is the right thing…

[Monday Message] Teamwork

Teamwork is the foundation of everything. The idea of an independent human being is a myth. The very fact that you exist means you had parents, unless you were created in a lab, by a team of scientists. You were not spontaneously manifested into existence by nothing. Except… You kind of were, when you get…

[Monday Message] Inner peace

Gandhi is often credited with saying “be the change you wish to see in the world” or “be the peace you want to see in the world.” What he actually said is “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body….

[Monday Message] Lack of Perfection is not Failure

Perfection is an illusion created by the negative ego. First of all, what we think of as perfection is indefinable. When we do something really well, the negative ego tells us it’s still not good enough. So it serves to keep us separated from our joy, our heartsong, our connection to Source. Perfection can keep…

[Monday Message] Change Your Mind and Change Your World

Do you want to have an ordinary life? Or do you want to have an extraordinary life? If you want to have an extraordinary life, you may need to change your world. It’s easier than you might think. First of all, let me be clear. An extraordinary life is not about how it looks to…

[Monday Message] Bringing goals into reality

The path to achieving your goals lies between the principles of idea and form. When you have an idea, a goal, allow yourself to sit with it before planning, let alone acting. Then create a plan of action, which includes breaking things down into the smallest baby steps possible, so the next indicated action is…