An Encounter with Reality

So what is ‘reality’ saying to you today? To me reality is saying ‘spring is finally here and new life is popping up everywhere.’ But if I were in deep meditation, that ‘reality’ might appear quite differently. This is one of the hardest concepts to consider: that what you perceive to be REALITY is simplyContinue reading “An Encounter with Reality”

Miracles Everywhere

Ecological Consciousness “Around us, life bursts forth with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears thatContinue reading “Miracles Everywhere”

You Are the Focal Point

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us Universe… He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few personsContinue reading “You Are the Focal Point”

I Believe…

Anytime I elaborate on the subject of “beliefs” I know that I run the risk of offending others, but I truly think we all need to better examine WHY we believe what we do at this point in our lives. I myself was born and raised in the Heartland of America—Baptized Lutheran as a babyContinue reading “I Believe…”

Adornment Versus Composition

“Morning dew on a dragonfly,”Image by Lasse Andersson As a former Graphic Artist I can easily appreciate a good image, and I find dragonflies interesting in their own right; but a bejeweled dragonfly is even more so. At first glance the dragonfly appears to be composed of water droplets intricately connected and dispersed throughout theContinue reading “Adornment Versus Composition”

Who Believes in TRUTH?

I think this graphic was from the “Tao and Zen” Facebook site.  Of course since I’d just been writing about TRUTH in general, I was interested in it and in reading some of the extensive comments posted under it. Fascinating!  Even the statement within the graphic created controversy. Comments were verbose and varied.  This wasContinue reading “Who Believes in TRUTH?”

Inconvenient Truth

“…TRUTH, for most people, is a secondary consideration.”  Bertrand Russell This was an easier graphic to grab than the one I preferred, but I can’t make a stationary image produce the same effect as an animated GIF in motion. On this first day of the year that we all hope is far better than theContinue reading “Inconvenient Truth”

The Mind As Parachute

Must be soap-box time for me. The holidays seem to bring out all the latent philosophers with slogans and well-wishes, and ….how can I say this gently?  Preachiness.  And of course, I am no different. So when I revert to quoting Frank Zappa, … one of the most controversial, free-spirited and free-wheeling musical/film-directing artists ofContinue reading “The Mind As Parachute”

Brigit Anna McNeill’s Prose on “Winter”

“We are approaching the threshold of winter. Life is being drawn into the earth, painlessly descending down into the very heart of herself. And we as natural human animals are being called to do the same, the pull to descend into our bodies, into sleep, darkness and the depths of our own inner caves continuallyContinue reading “Brigit Anna McNeill’s Prose on “Winter””

Unified Energy Consciousness

I’ve been into ‘energy work’ for over two decades now, and I can say that it has changed my life for the better in many ways. From the most basic concept that we are far more than merely physical beings, to the consideration that we are ‘individual waves in an immeasurable ocean of energy’ perContinue reading “Unified Energy Consciousness”

Be the Awareness

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” Eckhart Tolle Many times that suggestion is easier said than done, but I do know that it is possible to do it.  Throughout the day I’ve begun asking myself WHY I am thinking what I am thinking, or WHY I am feeling theContinue reading “Be the Awareness”

The Perplexing State of Education Today

One might think that this current pandemic is creating a crisis in education institutions around the world, but I personally think it offers a unique opportunity for all of us to redefine ‘teaching and learning experiences’ for educators, students, and parents. Probably the most soul-numbing career I have ever experienced was teaching Technical Writing toContinue reading “The Perplexing State of Education Today”

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