So Much to Be Grateful For

I love this video. The images are stunning by photographer Louis Schwrtzberg and the old man is Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. He talks about how each day, each moment is a gift to us. I do not know who the little girl is but her very human actions of having an irresistible urge make…

I Live in a Friendly, Spacious Universe

We have a problem with our neighbor. I never thought I would say these words. We teach oneness. From an awareness of oneness, we learn to respect opinions that differ from  our own. We learn to appreciate other points of view. Yet we have a problem with our neighbor. My problem with our neighbor is…

Ridding the Self of Ideals of Perfection

Jack Kornfield writes: “We fragment our life and divide ourselves from it, when we hold to ideals of perfection.” You are like a full box of chocolates The idea of accepting ourselves just the way we are is not a new idea. In ancient China, the Third Zen Patriarch taught that, ‘True enlightenment and wholeness…