The Dance of Life

The programmed part of us harbors all kinds of opinions, fears, preferences and aversions. The deeper part of our being is already at peace. It loves and accepts everyone and everything. It delights in the dance and knows that everything is in constant flux. Each...

Flip It

The Coronavirus pandemic will likely result in hardship for many of us. It’s a game changer with as yet unknown consequences. Just thinking about it can bring up unwanted emotions like fear, grief and anger. We can distract ourselves, but only temporarily. The...

Holding Opposites

The inability to recognize the validity of opposing points of view causes us to struggle, perpetually fighting against the details of everyday life that don’t conform with our perspective. Once we can calmly consider a contradictory perspective, without needing...

On the Continuum

The Yin/Yang symbol is an elegant yet simple visual representation of reality. The outer circle represents everything, totality. Opposite sides, black and white depict the interplay of opposites. The small, floating circles of opposing color remind us that everything...

Aspects of the Whole

We all develop preferences for certain foods, personalities, situations and types of adventure. While it is quite natural to have likes and dislikes that guide our choices and behavior, the mind likes to seize hold of these preferences and create rigid definitions of...

Up and Downs

We move through life like water moves through a winding channel. Through the inevitable twists and turns we run up against one side and then in reaction, the other. Some of our swings are exhilarating and some can feel tragic, but all are necessary for us to grow and...