Recently, someone asked me, “What’s going on?” They meant what’s going on in the world from a big viewfinder perspective. How do we explain the chaos and the craziness that keeps so many of us awake at nights and vibrating with disbelief and fury? As promised to the person who asked the question, here is […]
Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. Rumi
This wonderful exercise is from the Buddhist tradition. Imagine this, if you will: You head to the special gourmet market, high-end bakery and flower shop. You purchase the most sumptuous of delicacies and the most extravagant arrangement of early spring flowers. Once home, you unearth your finest table linens, which you wash and iron to […]
Lovingkindness meditation, known as “metta” meditation – and “metta” is a Pali word for “friend” — is a classic Buddhist practice of goodwill. This practice is said to bring many benefits of peacefulness and protection. This is a deceptively simple practice in which you begin the focus on yourself and later direct your attention to […]
This is a popular ad from Thailand that reminds us that goodness counts and the impact of mindful service. It’s all about paying it forward. Enjoy this sweet, hopeful reminder. Helping is, indeed, good medicine. Much love and light to you all.
The Dalai Lama has said, “Kindness is my only religion.” This is my kind of church. The word religion comes from the Latin religio, which means “to bind.” This suggests that if our religion is, indeed, kindness, then we are bound and connected to one another through loving, caring hearts. How wonderfully high-vibratory is this? […]