I Must Learn To Love The Fool In Me

I Must Learn To Love The Fool In Me

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! “– the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and looses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and get hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protect me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.” – Theodore Rubin If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a …

Think Of All The People Who Had To Show Up Today So You Can Be

Think Of All The People Who Had To Show Up Today So You Can Be

Think of all the people who had to show up today so you can be in this safe, well lit, friendly and comfortable environment that has you looking at this post right at this minute. There are countless people who work hard on themselves when you’re not around so that you can enjoy this very moment. Any goodness we encounter in the world is a gift from people now and in the past. A handful of people we know by name, and millions of others whose names we will never know. For their countless acts of generosity, we owe them our deepest gratitude. Our job is to take the lantern …

Fear is made by uncertainty about the future

Fear is made by uncertainty about the future. No Future. No Fear.

We’re worried that something bad will or might happen. Fear is made by uncertainty about the future. Though, because the event hasn’t even occurred yet, there’s also a possibility, however slim, that the outcome will be positive. If we remove the future. We remove the fear. No Future. No Fear.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

These Are Tough Times

These Are Tough Times

​These are tough times. The way things are now is no different from the way things have always been. Uncertainty is just more apparent at sometimes than others. Hold to the center Neither paralyzed or burying our heads in the sand Hold to the center. Engage in the world knowing that even the end might not be the end Have courage Bear witness Show up when needed Take action Be light for yourself and others And practice is as if your hair was on fire. These are tough times. Times of great fear AND equally great opportunity. Full engagement requires us to know both.   If you find joy and …

How Can You Know What Will Happen Next? You Can't

How Can You Know What Will Happen Next? You Can’t

​The truth is, once you really look at the nature of life, there is no way you can’t question all your beliefs. Once we take that critical eye we save for others and cast it upon ourselves we will also share with them the beneficence and sympathies we oft reserve for ourselves. Being in life means creating the conditions for life. Living life well means grace in adversity. Our destinies are inseparably stitched together. The destruction of one universe is really just the formation of the next. It’s between breaths. Between blinks. Between Steps. One has to come to accept it all. How can you know what will happen next? …

And God Said, "Did You Never Think, 'Death Is Coming'?

And God Said, “Did You Never Think, ‘Death Is Coming’?

​And god said, “Did you never think, ‘death is coming?’ Is that why you slaved away on the pointless business of mundane life, and left with nothing? Don’t feel bad, everyone leaves with nothing, but some, enjoy the nothing a little more than others. … Will you be the one to deceive yourself? Or will you dance and play and have fun and realize there is no goal, there is nothing you could do or get that will allow you to enjoy this moment like actually enjoying this moment.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one …

​ The Habit Of Right Living

​ The Habit Of Right Living

​Hafiz wrote, “I understand the wounds that have not healed in you. They exist because god and love have yet to become real enough to allow you to forgive the dream.” ​We must care for the world and all living beings and plants in order to survive ourselves. Cooperation within a species in order for that species to survive. Escaping from suffering is something I have to do for me, and of course, for you. There is no room for passivity. This is not a one way process. Being human is a matter of living a sublime way of life. A lifetime of living and practice with no tangible goal …

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

Do not wait till you’re body is dead to Rest In Peace. What a cop out on the joys and ecstasy of rest. Rest now. Rest easy. Be in peace now. Enjoy rest now. Between the practice, between play, between the exercise, rest. The actual rewiring happens when you are sleeping or at rest. And if we could go into a state of total not-knowing, with no thoughts, that’s the best environment for the brain to rewire and rest. Rest. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee …

Awakening Is About Lifting Everybody Up Together

Awakening Is About Lifting Everybody Up Together

​You are as valuable and important as anyone who has ever given you a tour, a teaching, or a lecture. Just because you or someone has a podium, stands on a stage, or has a spotlight doesn’t mean they are superior to you or you to them. We are in this together. Are we here to maximize our own reward or to share the fruit of our labor? Awakening is about lifting everybody up together.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s …