The Pursuit of Beauty

There’s so much beauty in the world that we often take for granted or even miss it completely in our rush to do, accomplish and acquire. The dramatic, natural shows of dawn and dusk skies, the endless array of amazing flowers and mysterious trees, the beams that...

Underlying Delight

Even through the most poignant ups and downs in life, there remains a part of us which can delight in existence. The indescribable beauty, joy, sorrow and pain that constitutes reality can be appreciated by this part of us as a marvelous welling up of infinite...

Enjoying the Play

Reality is complex, cyclical and uncontrollable. Each of us will have ups and downs, moments of elation and melancholy, love and heartbreak. Intermittently, we’ll be astonished at our good fortune and dismayed by misfortune. Recognizing this continual pendulum...

Joy of Being

We determine the conditions that must be met in order for us to feel joyful. Most of us require specific possessions, experiences and outcomes to get there. If they show up, we feel good. If they don’t, we experience disappointment, sadness or grief. But each of...

Desires in Balance

Our desires create internal motivation to expand our experience in the world. They drive us to sample new frontiers, develop skills, stretch our minds, challenge our bodies and help us grow and evolve. The skillful way to keep this aspect of our personality operating...

Joy in the Journey

Our lives are like winding roads leading to the top of personally-defined mountains. Some of us yearn for accomplishment while others desire recognition. Many of the turns on the journey are blind and the pavement bumpy. We all hope that the ultimate destination will...