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Words, schmerds! Shut up, tune in!

“The Ego and Love are never on the same kickball team.” – Debby Handrich This may seem like a strange proclamation for a writer to make. But words–no matter how flowery, no matter how poetic—can’t begin to explain love. Love is a frequency, an energetic frequency that literally changes everything in its wake. By trying […]

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Why I love gratitude so much

“This idea that there is a problem . . . that’s the wild hair in the ass of humanity.”— Adyashanti If you’ve been hanging out at the party disguised as this blog, you already know my favorite practice in all the world is gratitude. I practice it non-stop. Or at least try to. I notice […]

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A most unlikely love affair

“Reclaim your land with love.”—Jack Kornfield So, I started a new relationship today. And even more noteworthy is that I’ve decided to throw myself into this love affair with complete abandon. Who is this lucky (or unlucky, depending on your perspective) being? I’ve decided, as of today, to make a 100 percent commitment, to unconditionally […]

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Be crazy with love. Love when it makes no sense

“We all long for love. Everything else is just killing time.”–Kenny Loggins Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! Here’s my favorite post for this most auspicious day. Enjoy! Most people hear the word “love” and immediately think of long white dresses, tuxes and diamond rings. Our tendency to associate love with romance is a gaping blind […]

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Don’t get even. Get odd.

“You are a miracle, capable of creating in the likeness of your Creator. Everything else is your own nightmare and does not exist.”—A Course in Miracles I met a woman the other day whose mother came to live with her from her homeland of China. Her mom, who can’t speak English, likes to walk around […]

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Like housebreaking a puppy

“We are all captives of a story,”—Daniel Quinn For more than 100 years, physicists have known that Newton’s classical view of physical reality doesn’t work at its core. The subatomic realm so defies all reason and logic that most scientists, scared to endanger their academic credentials, have more or less ignored the fact that life […]

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The mysterious case of top-secret collusion

“Nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification. Its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.”–David R. Hawkins My mom was a pianist and church organist […]

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There’s never a need for Plan B

“The second I decide something is done, it’s done. I just have to wait for all y’all to see it.”—Will Smith Or in many of our cases, we have to wait for ourselves to see it. The minute we make any intention, it’s real, it’s a viable creation. But until we can feel it and […]

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Note to self: Feed and water happy thoughts today

“Perception selects, and makes the world you see.”–Course in Miracles Who in their right mind would walk into a restaurant, take a look at the menu and order the dish they least desire? Likewise, who would go shopping at Nordstrom’s and opt to carry the rack’s ugliest outfit up to the sales counter? Yet, that’s […]

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Why I’m nominating Pat Conroy as my president

“If you’re available, life gets huge.”—Bill Murray It has been about a year since the author Pat Conroy left the planet. I was out of the country at the time of his death and didn’t hear the news for several months. I was surprised it took that long in light of the fact my sister, […]

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