On Choosing A Path (to Happily Ever After)

It’s already chosen. That’s the tantalizing point I’m driving at. You chose it. You just didn’t realize it. If you look around you, you will see the evidence. You have been choosing your life all along. Scattered over your desk, filling your book shelves, stuffed in your drawers, sleeping in the other room. That’s your […]

Happiness, Contrary to the Promise of TV

Feeding your soul is not an option. It’s like eating every day. You have to, whether you want to or not. If you don’t, you will get sick and cranky. Having a healthy, well fed soul is not particularly appealing to mass media. It’s like how fast food commercials assure you that happiness comes from […]

Dreams Found

There’s been a great culling of late. Several bloggers who I know and love have gone silent, their lives having risen up and reminded them of what they truly love. For many of us this is true. It’s what life does. We get all lost in the broiling, churning fervor to be something… Someone who […]

Great Things, Small Things, and Truth

I have this thing for being grandiose. I want everything I do to be the best ever. I want to change the world. Only I’m very good at keeping it secret. I hate to brag. So it comes out in subtle ways. For example, I wrote a science fiction novel when I was twelve, and […]

The Decision that Brings You Peace

Sometimes the only way to know which choice is right is to make it. Decide. Commit to the path. It is only when you walk it that you will see if this is where you want to be. It’s the peace of the choice, the magic of moving that matters. Knowing the way is impossible. […]

Fools Widsom

“And nobody wants to know him, they can see that he’s just a fool. And he never gives an answer. But the fool on the hill, sees the sun going down, and the eyes in his head, see the world spinning ‘round.” – The Fool On The Hill, The Beatles We are supposed to be […]

Stillness is…

Misleading, because you hold still, but you breathe, the air moves, the world hums with energy. Magic, because it rushes through you like a river swollen with melt water in spring, bearing all the possibilities of the present moment. Liberating, because all the ideas that hold you back dissolve and mean nothing. Hidden, because it […]

The Chef’s Secret for a Good Life

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust If there is one reason to be yourself, it is to live a good life. Depending on who you are, that might mean happiness, or wisdom, or love, or wealth, or health, or success. But first you must trust […]