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Our Survival?

There was a time when man thought the Earth to be the center of all he could see in the sky. The Sun and Moon were revolving around the Earth, or so he perceived. Until he gained a new vantage point.

As I look at man’s collective relationship with this Earth we live on, and the beings we share it with, it seems we need a new vantage point. One where our survival isn’t the end all be all.

When you look at your children, is your survival more important than theirs? Of course not. Love drops us down, out of our conditioned survival mind and into something far more expansive. Something more joyful, more fulfilling. Despite what our programming may have us feeling, there is far more peace in not needing to survive than there is in all the protection the world could offer.

Not only that, there is more joy in such freedom. More creativity, and with that, new ideas. Solutions. Loving ones.

It seems to me that from this space we could feed the hungry among us. And without the cruelty to animals we demonstrate now. From that place sharing the world’s resources as a global human family just feels good. And easy. Because from that place, from the deepest parts of our presence here, we are all here together. Connected by the gratitude of simply being.

There’s surviving, and there’s living. Which are you experiencing?

More thoughts on this, and one way of getting there, in the video below. It’s a bit longer, (16 minutes) than what I usually post. I trust you’ll find it worth the time.

In love,

wow, I look a bit crazy here

Coming Home to Peace


For me, it seems to be getting simpler. Feeling troubled? Unpack, find the blame or guilt, feel it, forgive it, let it go. All that bothers me reflects something from my own past.

The road back to inner peace can be a lot easier than I used to believe.

Life Feels Like I Feel

world feel like I feel

Where there is resentment,
The world feels empty and cold.
Where there is anger,
Our world is full of turmoil.

Where there is fear,
The world is a dangerous place.
Where there is mistrust,
Lack of integrity appears everywhere.

Where beliefs are unchanging,
Everything is black and white.
Where there are endless questions,
We struggle to find solid ground.

Is this not so?

Where there is forgiveness,
The possibility of change is real.
Where there is love,
We can allow the unfolding of it all.

Where there is inner peace,
The world is a safe place.
Where there is trust,
Everyone is serving a purpose.

When our own hearts are the compass,
The world is a softer place.
When we stop, and start listening,
Right Now is foundation enough.

Life feels like you feel.
This is easily seen.
Does the news feel different
Than your children or pets?

It all starts with you,
How you feel about you.
When you’re enough for yourself,
The world will be too.

The world is a reflection
Of how we all feel,
Change starts with me,
Love is what heals.

world feels like me 2

Allowing It To Be

sunset park 1

I am finding that there is an easier path.

For years I’ve listened to spiritual teachers and observed them and their students on their own journeys. It’s been hard not to compare myself to those who seem to be thriving as they uncover and begin to live their passion. As they heal their bodies from any number of diseases.

So I’ve reached. I’ve efforted, even if just inwardly, for what has been beyond my Now. My mind’s vocal vision for something seen as greater, has, in many moments, drowned out the whisper of my heart.

For me, holding a vision for the future has often been born of resistance to what is my present. There is no softness there, no rest, no peace. It is a weighted vision, and a burdened heart is not a free one.

I’m learning, at long last, to live in that open space of experience. To let go of all judgement of where I find myself and how I got here.

In accepting what is, I find peace. A peace that flows beneath the surface of both joy and sadness. Laughter bubbles up through a moment of frustration when I choose to love it and set myself free.

I’m seeing through some illusions about the notion of alignment. I’ve labored under the belief that I have choices as to what I can do and feel great about. Do I?

In any given moment, there is a balance point, an intermingling of desire and belief. This is what creates my perception, my vibration. It creates what is my Now moment, and my flow of energy within it. “Go with the flow” indeed. When I simply get present with my body and breath, and feel into what my heart wants in this Now, there isn’t much in the way of options. Humility and authenticity see the grace in what is within reach right Now and what isn’t.

In the past judgments around different choices, actions have all to often kept me from the simple freedom of following my heart. Have you ever wondered why you keep finding yourself wanting to do things you have some level of judgement around? The soul simply wants to be free of that resistance.

The ever-present heart and soul hold a deeper wisdom than does the mind. The latter has often offered visions and the obligation of leaping into what is not present, while the former wants simply ride the current of its presence down a river of freedom. I’m learning to trust the Moment to lead me.

sunset park 2

And it leads to wonder filled places. I rediscovered this park two evenings ago while adventuring around on my bike, summer monsoons thundering in the distance. It was just what I wanted to do. It is what felt fun. And now here I am at sunrise, loving the feel of cool wet grass under me feet in the red rock desert.

As I stop, breathe, and follow the emerging desires of my heart, I find myself feeling less compulsive. Less reactive. I can feel the mind’s programs losing their grip.

I also find that any activity feels sublime. Feels heavenly. Feels like a profound scene in a movie. Feels free. Be it a walk in Nature, chatting with a friend on the phone, or watching a funny clip on You Tube or FB, in honoring where my heart takes me I find an expanded sense of self. I see it’s purpose. I see my own. To serve the collective as the Light of a free heart, with all that flows from it.

This happens, in any moment we allow it to.