The Secret of a Blessing

For thousands of years, followers and seekers have sought the blessings of saints and masters.  The concept of a blessing is present in every...

Can’t Sleep?

Getting a good night’s rest seems to be more and more elusive.  Store shelves are full of sleep aid prescriptions.  According to Allied Market...

Poetry of Life

Most people don’t get poetry.  You almost have to get into a zone of serenity to appreciate the flow of words and the deeper...

The Perfect Actor

We all watch movies and have favorite actors – Women and men who are so incredibly convincing in their roles that we forget who...

Life is a Meal

As a new year kicks off, it’s always worth taking stock of how we view our lives.  Too often the attitude is “good riddance”...

Awareness Exercise

Spiritual teachers often refer to equanimous states of pure awareness, but for ordinary people this comes across as some lofty mystical condition that they...

Removing Impurities

Everybody bathes or takes showers to cleanse themselves, it’s a basic part of everyone’s hygiene.  It may clean the hair and the skin to...

The 4 Stages of Life

In our modern-day society, we break up our life into four phases: early childhood, adolescence, career, and retirement.  Because our priority is economic growth,...

You Can Take It With You

People always want more.  Those chasing money can never have enough.  There are never-ending pursuits of power and control, and of conquests.  Competitors are...

Fear of Death

What would it feel like… to live a life without fearing death?  It’s not that we want to be a daredevil, or tempt death,...

What is Prayer

This seems like the easiest question – what is prayer?  Typical answers range from “talking to God” to “asking for what I need” to...

Unwinding Entanglement

We are often taught to be equanimous in daily situations and remain compassionately detached from the ups and downs of life.  How can spiritual...