Character Defect… or Hidden Gift?

As human beings, we have a tendency, perhaps a convenient necessity, to label, categorize and identify pretty much everything. We even do this with our “Character”. We label parts of it as good or bad, strengths or weaknesses, and assets or defects. This is valuable in helping us identify parts of our character make-up that […]

Shadows as a Bridge to Change

“The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the Path to [Wholeness] is hard.” (Katha Upanishad) To begin with, it is wise to realize that because Shadows are self-created from a “fear-based” thought process, they are in Truth, not real. Although they often appear very real, and are capable […]

Forged in the Crucible of Chaos

“What does our culture tell “real men” they have to do? Join a fraternity. Get a letter in football, baseball or basketball. Conquer a lot of women. Be tough. Don’t show feelings. Dominate, succeed, win… The trouble with the old definitions is that they don’t work anymore – and maybe they never did.” – Keen, […]

When “Being” Becomes “Doing”

Inspiration comes from the strangest places sometimes, doesn’t it? Being a shop-a-phobic, I was quite surprised, while browsing thru some Greeting cards, to come across a wellspring of insight. On one card, there was a picture of a fellow in office attire (who by all rights should have been out “achieving”), blissfully sun-napping on a […]

Befriending the Day

"It is more difficult to spend a day well than to write a book."(Tadeusz Rozewicz) One commonality we all share today is that everyone woke up this morning with the same gift freely offered to us – a day!! A day to live. To experience. To co-create. To partake in. What could be more precious […]