Life Adventures, Philosophy

The Sea of Interbeing

Nearly a decade ago, Thich Nhat Hahn’s simple, yet profound words showed me how everything we see and cannot see is wondrously woven together in a sea of interbeing. I had never given previous thought how a cloud, the rain, a tree, and a simple sheet of paper are dependent on each other. Thay matter-of-factly… Continue reading The Sea of Interbeing

Adoption

The Postcard

“Why did my mother give me up?” I asked bravely. “Honey, maybe she couldn’t afford to keep you. Maybe she was unmarried and didn’t have enough money to support you.” My stomach ached. Was adoption good or bad? Should I have been proud or ashamed? I surely didn’t feel that this was a fortunate circumstance,… Continue reading The Postcard

Poetry

Heaven Lives Inside Our Hearts

Heaven Lives Inside Our Hearts Even when I shield my eyes I see all beauty in my mind And though I warmly cuff my ears A melody I sweetly hear A paradise lives deep inside With peaceful streams and trees Eternal rainbows arch above And paint the sky for me A perfect world at my… Continue reading Heaven Lives Inside Our Hearts

Life Adventures, Philosophy

Listen Carefully…

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full… Continue reading Listen Carefully…

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Life Adventures, Philosophy

Nothing Exists by Itself

Have you ever been asked about your favorite color? Were you quick to give an answer? When one declares their color of choice I usually wonder in what context they admire it. How long could you remain alone in a room, surrounded completely from ceiling to floor, with nothing except the color of red? What… Continue reading Nothing Exists by Itself

Tales of Imagination

The Secret of Zero

Everybody laughed at Carl Bickles as Mr Rogers was teaching us about space. The fourth grade class was filled with cool artifacts, including a large wooden dinosaur on Mr. Roger's desk. I was always fascinated how the Brontosaurus trampled heavily upon the earth. I was saddened about their demise as the Ice Age froze their… Continue reading The Secret of Zero

Philosophy

The Giant Box

I have always been a deep thinker. Maybe that's because I am a left-handed Pisces, or simply because nature instilled such an immense sense of curiosity into my being. I was recently "diagnosed" with ADHD from my daughter, who caught me exclaiming, "Look, a beautiful tree!" in the middle of a non-related discussion. I have… Continue reading The Giant Box