When we walk we are undertaking an action which forces us to slow down. Walking, in a sense, is the same as playing music. One does not play music for the purpose of reaching a destination or an ending, but we play music to enjoy each pulsation of sound creating a melody. In the same … Continue reading The Power of Walking
The word "pilgrim" is defined by Merriam-Webster's dictionary as: someone who travels to a holy place. In other words, a pilgrim is a person who is on a journey with their eyes fixed on something that is born of truth. Although a pilgrim is one who wanders, they do not wander aimlessly. A pilgrim wanders … Continue reading What Is A Pilgrim?
Many of us desire to let go of our worries and anxieties. We would like to live fully in the present; to see with clarity what is directly and immediately happening all around us and finding peace therein. We would like to let go of the fear of the future and regrets or mistakes from the … Continue reading Do you find it difficult to be present?
I was diagnosed with keratoconus, an eye-disease that mis-shapens the cornea within the eye, in 2003 when I attempted to get my driver's license. Being home-schooled, I was never really in a "chalkboard" environment and didn't realize there was something off about the way my eyes worked. I went to the DMV and during the … Continue reading How Keratoconus Has Helped Me See
Freedom is our home. It is the place we were born, the place we are, the place we are going. We are explorers launching ourselves into the world to discover the many faces and aspects the fruit of freedom presents. All that has enslaved will dissolve as we shed our scars that are no longer … Continue reading Freedom is Home
There is something quite interesting to me about walking beside the coast where ocean meets land. The coast is a strange convergence of realms. On one side you have a vast expanse of water, uninhibited from contact with the day-to-day busyness and activities of us "land-dwellers." I often walk along the shore contemplating the underwater … Continue reading Walking where water meets land: What produces freedom?
What is the reason you are alive? What is it that motivates you to overcome difficulties of life? What do you really want? What do you hope to achieve? Where do you place your focus? What do you think about most often? Here is a short video that may inspire some more reflective thoughts … Continue reading Some Questions for Contemplating Life
I began yesterday at Walnut Street Coffee in Edmonds, WA. with the intended goal of spending the day walking to the Space Needle in Seattle as part of the ongoing campaign to raise support for funding 15 water wells in South Sudan. After a tasty cup of coffee, I was ready to start on this … Continue reading 15 Miles, 30,000 Steps, 1 Very Good Day.
What is the stage you feel is yours? Where is your platform or arena that you are meant to shine brightest? There are times in life that we feel uncertain about our place. There are times we feel like nothing we do is working or progressing us towards the goals we have for our lives. … Continue reading All the world’s a stage…
I love the term "human rights." But like any term, when used it can mean a wide range of ideas depending upon our experience with these two words joined together. For many, human rights may be a set of laws nations ought to follow to promote the dignity of their citizens. For others, "human rights" may … Continue reading Being Human, Living Right = Human Rights