The First Humans

The First Humans

All great spiritual traditions reflect some form of the golden rule, to do to others as you would like done to you. This truth applies to our deepest desire, to that which we most cherish, and which we so often feel is lacking in our lives. The trick is to discover the hidden gem behind the surface form within which we embed our desire. This means going beyond a thing to the core state we believe that thing would give us: behind the drive to accumulate wealth may be a deep desire for security or peace; behind the desire for sex may be the be a deep desire for union or oneness. What do you chase after in life? What is the deep desire behind the form it takes?

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See Rightly

See Rightly

On some rare occasions, I look in the mirror and catch myself. I see the face looking back at me. I become aware of a presence looking through my eyes. It is always a bit surprising, sometimes disconcerting, and sometimes touching, to see this presence that has lived a life. When I see myself and others rightly, I see a miracle manifested with grace and dignity. What do you see when you look in the mirror? 

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The Stakes

The Stakes

The hype and hyperbole of the world, especially at this time of political turmoil, often steals my attention, becoming a battlefield for my soul and creating a tug of war to claim my allegiance. It can take over the story of my life as I seek redemption in the world out there. I need poetry and soulful writing to remind me that the real story is inside and I am the only hero that can save my skin. How do you stay sane when the hype and hyperbole of the world tugs at your heart?  

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