What You See Is What You Get

“The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. In a vital sense, perception is reality.”  John O’donahue, Anam Cara We writers and spiritual pilgrims are world builders, shape shifters; we make heroes, and, we identify and fight villains. We can be the hero in our own lives and stories. We discover personal truth where ever we are courageous enough to explore; we can consider any possibility. We can risk everything or risk nothing. Over the past few weeks I have heard a certain reference multiple times: We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are … Continue reading

Separation Anxiety Versus Regret: (How To Not Do Well, Well)

I thought I might get a free “get out of jail” card when our only daughter went off to college. (A free pass through the empty nest syndrome . . .) I was mistaken. Well the card wasn’t free anyway. I have had an active meditation and spiritual practice since the age of sixteen. Therefore, I assumed that letting go would be easy-peasy. Nice and easy. I was mistaken. Of course I am rejoicing and excited for our only daughter’s start at college. This is such a big time in one’s life! And she is going to be remarkable. But … Continue reading