Shamelessly

There was a time when the sun and the moon were my only constants. I could see both out my window and, although I didn’t know it at the time, they were serving as my nonjudgemental friends, as the witness to an inner life that I shared with almost no one. They rose with me, … Continue reading Shamelessly

Stepping Into the Light

"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." -John Muir Today is the summer solstice and one of the most magical days of the year. I see it as a day when Mother Nature pulls out all the stops. … Continue reading Stepping Into the Light

What Inspires You?

What inspires you? What inspires you to take that next step courageously, to trust yourself instead of doubt yourself, or to dig a little deeper for some hidden inner strength? In a literal sense, inspiration is the act of drawing air into the lungs. When we receive inspiration figuratively, we experience that same sense of … Continue reading What Inspires You?

The Yang Nature of Wind

The wind is raging here today. I mean wild, uncontrollable, palm-tree swaying, hope-small-children-don't-fly-away crazy, powerful wind. It's so incredible. This is the energy of Mother Nature. And it's not so different from Human Nature. We all have this wild, powerful energy in us. We used to show it as children. We stopped showing it when … Continue reading The Yang Nature of Wind

Going Back to Our Roots

I’ve always found it fascinating when I see palm trees withstand winter storms with such grace and ease. They bend to extreme degrees, yet somehow defy the forces of nature upon them and don’t snap. When the pressure is released, they bounce back to their full stature, amazingly intact, alive, and unbroken. It’s equally fascinating … Continue reading Going Back to Our Roots