Forest Fire

Forest Fire

  When Saint Augustine was asked to define time, he replied, “If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it, I do not know.” I often feel the same way about faith. I would certainly describe myself a person of faith. But it’s difficult to provide...
Walking

Walking

In the last post, I discussed how neither Socrates nor Buddha nor Jesus wrote anything down. This time, I want to explore another interesting commonality:  all three spent their life constantly walking. Socrates spent his time wandering Athens’ agora questioning his...
Beachhead (part 2)

Beachhead (part 2)

“Understand your pride and it will drop- what results will be humility. Understand your fears and they will melt- the resultant state is love. Understand your attachment and they will vanish- the consequence is freedom. Love and freedom and happiness are not things...
In Transit

In Transit

You know those times when everything feels like it’s working against you? When your child is screaming and it takes 10 minutes just to get out the door? And then you realize that it’s freezing outside and you forgot his shoes at the top of the stairs, which causes you...
Prison (part 2)

Prison (part 2)

The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard. Katha Upanishad Muhammad said, If I describe the enemy that lives inside men, even the most courageous would be paralyzed. Rumi   What was I looking for when I...