• In the Universe

    I was watching Being Erica this week and to my surprise the message seemed to be sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. I had something big that I was trying to figure out the best way of accomplishing and for some reason the idea of doing nothing seemed to be the answer. It was quite funny because just prior I found myself feeling like I had to do so much and had no idea how to do it. The next day I get a series of messages. The first was from a Lao Tsu writing where he says “In the universe the difficult things are done as if…

  • Today’s Positive Thought ( Changing your life with dreams and karma)

    If you want to know your karma, and see the law in action, watch your dreams at night. If we pay attention we will see that in our dream we have constructed a whole world in another place all based on how we feel and the way we currently approach the world in our waking life. We find ourselves living out another life that we have created in our dream, often still having the same feelings and the same types of circumstances that we have while awake. What I find interesting is we could have created anything in the world, but instead, we created whatever we created in this dream world, based on…

  • Carrying Water And Choppping Wood

    One of my favorite saings by Lao Tsu is Carrying water and chopping wood before enlightenment. After Enlightenment, Carrying water and chopping wood. I was reminded of this saying after seeing the movie Up In The Air. It is sort of an uneventful movie in which George Cluney’s character flies around the world firing people for a living. When the movie was over my wife who was watching with me says “that movie was not all that good”. I totally understood where she was comming from because of how slow it seemed to be, but my response was “actually that was a great movie”. When she asked why I thought…

  • Play Thy Role Well

    I saw an ad for General Hospital last night on Soap Net. I know, I know I said I was going to stop watching this show. Well the good thing is I have not been identifying with what happens to Sonny lately. Anyway back to the ad. It was showing Sonny Corinthos describing himself and his life. He was describing himself as a character and the challenges that came along with being Sonny, the great compassionate gangster that he is. It was a little cheesy, but I liked it all the same. It immediately made me think about how we are all characters playing a role whether we realize it…

  • The Atmosphere

    I heard Dick Gregory say that a child who grows up in a home with parents with college degrees have a 5000 word vocabulary and a child with parents without college have a 2500 word vocabulary on average. It reminded me of atmosphere and just how important it is. My youngest son follows all of us around and tries to do everything I do. Once again as I look at it I am reminded that where I place him is of the utmost importance. The same is true of us all on the meditative path. We have to be careful of the atmosphere we place ourselves in all day long.…

  • A Fleeting Thought

    Yesterday I was riding on my way home and it started storming.  It was a powerful storm with high winds and heavy rain.  I thought about how my friend Billy told me that I timed the time for us to get off work perfectly.  We stopped work early, but in my mind it was primarily due to the heat and I needed to be home a little early this day.   I was thinking about how it stayed nice enough to work all the way until we stopped, and then this serious storm came.  It was in divine order.  While I was thinking about this and driving in the pouring rain…