• Do we ever really get there?

    Recently a friend of mine asked a question during a meditation class.  He asked if we ever really get there.  I knew what he meant.  Do we ever reach this wonderful enlightened state where we are at peace and one with God, The Universe, and in that Heavenly state of mind?  Do we ever become free of fear and worry? Do we  get to live with a lasting sense of peace and happiness, and still feel completely alive in an adventure? I think back to a story told by Parahansa Yogananda.  He talked about feeling disconnected with God during a certain time period.  It got to be so agonizing that he asked…

  • When You Know

    Today’s post comes from my second book Wise Words.  It applies to both people and situations.  It can apply to having faith in God or faith in the way people will act.  It also of course applies to the experience of God, the Universe, people and situations. “When You Have Experience, You Know That You Know, That You Know.  When You Don’t Have Experience You Don’t Know, That You Don’t Know, That You Don’t Know.” In the Power of Myth, Bill Moyers asked Joseph Campbell if he was a man of faith.  Joseph Campbell replied “I don’t have to have faith I have experience.” Faith is very powerful, it has…

  • You are nobody. A reminder and revelation.

    My message for today came at me loud and clearly even screaming.  I was walking outside to my garage thinking.  I was thinking about people in my world, particularly the ones who I feel my relationship with could be better.  As I thought about this I saw my next door neighbor.  A young girl about 10 years old.  I spoke to her.  She reluctantly spoke back.  I thought to myself that I had made a connection with her younger brother and although he did not want to speak at first, we speak now.  He usually looks happy to see me.  I began to wonder what is it about me and…

  • Are You Taking The Time You Need To Be Who You Really Are? Are you neglecting your dharma?

    This post is for those of us who for whatever reason find ourselves not taking time to truly be ourselves.  The ancients have a term called dharma.  Dharma means duty.  Dharma also means place in life.  It is our duty to God and The Universe and ourselves to be in our place.  Our place is where we feel most natural and happy. It does not matter what we do for a living or how busy we find ourselves, we must take time to tend to our dharma.  We are all wired a certain way, and we are wired that way for a reason.  We are like tools made for a…

  • Harmony

    This past week my message has been based on a story about embracing right where you are, realizing God is right there with you.  The same story seemed to keep showing up everywhere I looked.  Then, yesterday I looked at a previous post in this blog randomly, saying “whatever I open to will be my message for today.”  The post talked about not casting pearls before swine.  It was about not sharing information with people who are not ready for it.  Truthfully, I went on about my day without thinking much about it.  Then this morning, I opened up my book Wise Words for a message to start my day.…