Day 53: There are fires happening in California to navigate

It's now day 53 of being on the road, and I have been overwhelmed with the messages from people encouraging me to continue on through every difficulty and hardship that presents itself. Thank you! I don't know where I would be without your support. YOU keep me going. I am now in Brookings, Oregon, awaiting … Continue reading Day 53: There are fires happening in California to navigate

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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?

Freedom is Home

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

Walking where water meets land: What produces freedom?

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?

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?

What Is Your Mission In Life?

Many years ago I remember asking my father if there was ever a point in his life where he discovered his mission in life- his purpose for what he was here on planet earth to do. I’ve often been told I am an idealist with grand impossible goals for what I want to do and … Continue reading What Is Your Mission In Life?

The Reward of a Pilgrim

I CLIMBED THE STEEP INCLINE of Earth mounting my way through winding trail of mud and puddles and rocks. I wore my glasses which I hate to wear as they only correct the vision in my left eye while leaving my right to fend for itself in the cloudy haze of blur. This does well … Continue reading The Reward of a Pilgrim