The Power of Walking

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

Do you find it difficult to be present?

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?

Being Human, Living Right = Human Rights

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

How Do You Cure Boredom?

Boredom is a serious problem in the world. I once heard a philosopher remark: "Boredom, of course, is the problem as it is the opposite of creative energy necessary for life to be lived." Yet boredom can seem like such a harmless feeling. We don't feel any great terror from being bored, simply that we … Continue reading How Do You Cure Boredom?

The Song of the Oregon Coast

THE SUN BEAMED LIGHT upon my eyes and through clouds as the sound of a street cleaner vehicle hummed the sound of a symphony gently ending their crescendo with soft somber beauty. I thought this must be what it is like when one leaves Earth and is sung into heaven by a choir of angels. … Continue reading The Song of the Oregon Coast

Life Gets Better From Here

He was staggering the campgrounds scratching his scalp, aimless and with a most worried look on his face. His name was was David and within the first few minutes (sometimes seconds) he would explain to whomever he met that his wife was murdered and his son committed suicide one week after. Those events occurred two … Continue reading Life Gets Better From Here

The greatest unity comes from the greatest differences which are brought together in relationship.

I was 18 years old standing in the back of my high school church youth group when my mind got to thinking... At this age I was first beginning to become aware of issues happening globally as opposed to only within my own immediate surroundings. A desire grew within my mind to gain understanding of … Continue reading The greatest unity comes from the greatest differences which are brought together in relationship.