The call comes while I sit on a friend’s patio eating lunch. It’s from the artist who rents the studio on my land. “Your neighbor called the county inspector. He’s here citing me for a code violation.” I take a breath and call on the Beloved. “Your neighbor was here too, threatening me during my […]
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.—Kahlil Gibran
As a travel writer, one of my duties has been to rate accommodations. Of course I have an ideal against which I measure all. These hotels or resorts possess a five-star ambiance. A room in such a place might have thick Persian rugs on maple floors, gold tile in the Jacuzzi bath and silk bed […]
Occasionally the Beloved brings me a poem that I can’t resist. This is one by my friend Logan Jo’el. The Beloved Physician I have nothing and am too happy, they say. Why does he smile so often, what drug or wine does he imbibe? My body aches at the end of the day, yet I […]
Today I’m going out to sell diamonds. It is part of a whole process in which I’m giving away and selling things that no longer serve my life. Besides that more lofty reason, I could use the cash. The diamonds are gifts from a time when my family and I valued such things. Though I […]
When I ally myself with beauty, truth and love, my whole creation follows.
Through my daily spiritual practice, I prepare the soil and plant the seed. The Divine graces the flower.
As the days grow longer, you may find yourself shining more brilliantly than ever. Like the Earth’s sun, you are self-generating, with the Divine radiating from you. This is the same power that fuels and creates everything in the cosmos and the cosmos itself. Your life here in the tangible world exists only to help […]
I hear it in the night, the palest noise: drip, drip, drip. Of course I know what it is—we all do—that familiar sound of a leaky faucet. It is so quiet, so benign, and yet it has the power to steal my attention and make me squirm in my bed. In its syncopated rhythm nestles […]