It’s All Good

2

Temporary

True wisdom is revealed in many layers and the masters of our world dispel their knowledge in much the same fashion. Early on in my spiritual development, I was privileged to meet such a person while attending a charity event in the spring of that year. Things were not going particularly well for me at […]

1

Receiving

A few years ago, a good friend of mine gave me a great gift, although, like many of the precious gifts in our lives, it was at first cleverly disguised. I was sitting in my office and struggling with an issue that was consuming much of my time and energy. My friend walked in and, […]

3

Hate

I’m a fan of TED, an online nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas that are usually in the form of short, powerful talks, typically 18 minutes or less. Recently, while visiting their website, I watched a talk by Zak Ebrahim entitled: “I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.” He spoke […]

1

Wonder

I spent a little time this holiday season with my nieces and nephews and although I felt genuine happiness seeing them as fine young adults now, I couldn’t help but notice that I also felt a little sadness. As I reflected back on their adolescence, what I remember most was how many questions they used […]

0

Christmas

Like so many of us, I had a number of things to cross off my list before Christmas arrived. Presents to buy, cards to write, menus to plan, not to mention all of the giftwrapping as well. And with all these things to do to get everything just right for the holidays, I find myself […]

0

Relationships

Remember that feeling you had when you began a relationship with a new friend or that special someone? Your life at that point might have been all work and no play and you adored their sense of adventure or spontaneity, or maybe you were feeling a little scattered at that time and you admired their […]

1

Urgency

Like many of us, I have always admired firefighters and the role they play in our society, rushing in to save the day when tragedy strikes. Last week, I not only admired them but felt like I had actually become one, running around from one fire to the next with that constant rush of adrenalin […]

1

Love

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get tired: tired of the bickering, tired of the arguing and tired of negativity. I’m tired of listening to people justify their actions of fear and hate with words such as freedom and democracy. I’m tired of hearing people offer up solutions on how to deal […]

0

Avoidance

Many of us struggle to make changes in our lives simply because we haven’t made the decision to do so. Oh sure, we have tried to make changes at times, but trying to change is very different from deciding to change. A decision is about resolving a question in our mind and coming to a […]

0

Self-esteem

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper, A Theory of Human Motivation. He describes the five stages of growth in human beings beginning with our basic physiological needs, such as food, water and sleep. Once those are met, we then require a long-term feeling of […]