Make Time for What Matters Now, Not ‘Someday’

“Someday is not on the calendar.” Since 1988, that has become my motto. It was on a cold November night that year when my beautiful 23-year-old sister died four inches from my side in the passenger seat of my car. We were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Death of a loved one, or our own near-death, always offers new perspective on what truly matters… and what is simply irrelevant or insignificant. It is an acute reminder of both life’s fragility and unpredictability and, for me, a “note to self” that while our dreams have no expiry date, our physical… Read more.

You Are The Journey

What if we have had it all wrong? What if you are not on a journey and have never been? What if there is no end destination? What if one tiny shift in perception and attitude could lead to full radiance, illumination and brilliance? Here it is… You are not on a journey… YOU ARE THE JOURNEY. Have you bought into an idea that you are here to reach something, set goals, live out an agenda and attain status? Do you create intentions and repeat affirmations? Are you running forward, trying to escape the things that are behind you, aspiring… Read more.

What Would You Like to Experience Now?

Effortless endless miracles are your birthright. Your nature. Infinite Being projects out of eternity into the dream of time and space for one purpose only: to have experience. At the level of Eternity, there is no change, no movement, no experience. So, You chose to project into time and space – all of the contrasts and dualities. You chose to experience ‘limitation’. The illusion of danger, death and problems. You chose to experience a seeming world full of ‘institutionalized’ energies: religious, spiritual, medical, governmental, educational, cultural ‘pre-existing’ systems that would limit your freedom and options. All so you could have… Read more.

Finding the Opportunity in a Stroke

I had a stroke in June 2011 and went through a complete transformation of self, learning so much from facing such a life-altering experience that almost killed me. The biggest questions in my mind became “What’s really important in life?” and “How do I create a new life for myself?” We are presented with opportunities from one minute to the next throughout our lives, good and bad. When the opportunity comes in the form of a life-altering experience such as mine, our choices of how to handle it will either propel us forward on a journey of inner peace or… Read more.

How Self Esteem May Be Holding You Back

I recently read an interesting excerpt from the book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. The book focuses on teaching and parenting styles, but I think it also provides an interesting glance into the power of self-empowerment over self-esteem. Let me try to explain how I see the difference between self-esteem and self-empowerment. Self-esteem comes from the praise of others, therefore it is outside ourselves and something we can not control. Self-esteem is based on the belief in unchanging facts, like “you are smart.” Self-esteem is a noun. It is a descriptor. On the other… Read more.

How to Find Wisdom

I have discovered that there are many bright minds in the world but few that consider themselves to be truly enlightened. Wisdom, it would seem, comes slowly and in bite-sized morsels such that it is almost specialized. Like a discipline, say physics or chemistry or literature, there are many who have a piece of the puzzle (perhaps). Integrating these pieces into one whole could arguably be said to be more difficult than finding that one universal general theory, theory of everything, that our scientists have sought since at least Einstein. What is a person to do then, without a guide… Read more.

It is not the length of your experience that qualifies you – it’s the depth of it!