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

Amazing Today, Childhood Memories, Life Adventures, Philosophy

The Truth Bridge

I talked to an old friend for the first time since I was a young teen. He was black and lived on an adjacent street. I used to sit behind him on his bike with the banana seat as we pedaled to the corner store for a bag of chips and a soda. I was… Continue reading The Truth Bridge

Adoption

Infant is my name

I was born and adopted in Indiana. When I turned eighteen I considered myself an adult. I could buy a pack of cigarettes.I could vote for the President.I could buy a gun. When I turned twenty-one I could go to a bar.I could order a drink.I could get drunk.But I was never allowed to inquire… Continue reading Infant is my name

Life Adventures, Philosophy

Sharing the Same Experience – Part Four

At my meditation class my dear instructor always begins by drawing a large circle to illustrate there is a universal “real” world that is considered truth. I suppose I am a difficult student because I can’t yet wrap my mind around that concept. I chose these images at random. If I asked you to look… Continue reading Sharing the Same Experience – Part Four

Adoption

Dear birthmother

  Dear birthmother, I never had the chance to meet you. If I did, I would have thanked you for giving my sister and I what you could not offer, which was the chance to live in a loving home and being able to experience the fullness and richness of life. I know you made… Continue reading Dear birthmother

Philosophy

A Religion Will Emerge

“A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.”Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (1994)-- Feel free to reblog on WordPress. For other uses you… Continue reading A Religion Will Emerge

Life Adventures, Philosophy

The Bible is an Ocean

Is everything in the Bible? Is there some ancient mystery of life that was left out? The Bible is an ocean. It contains fierce sharks and gentle dolphins. Everything one needs to know to live a fulfilling, happy life is contained between its covers. The problem is that one must paddle through its pages, separating… Continue reading The Bible is an Ocean

Life Adventures, Philosophy

Begin Now

I'm certain my mother has been the largest influence in my life. Looking back, I'm not sure if she really believed the positive words she spoke to me when I was a child, but she was certainly successful in making me believe her words. "The time to begin is now."  This became a worn out… Continue reading Begin Now