Stripping our own gears

Stripping our own gears

Walking down the street today, my eyes welled up with a too-familiar bittersweet sadness. I knew this feeling. For all my life I’ve called it depression. Mild depression for sure, but chronic, familiar, and nasty. This label made sense. Depression runs deep in...
What if it’s just different?

What if it’s just different?

Not better. Not worse. Just different. This is the idea that dominated my thoughts as I navigated my first two days in Bangkok. I noticed that the persistent chatter of my “judging mind” had switched off, and this simple idea had taken its place....
A conversation with fear

A conversation with fear

You know that feeling when you know – without question or doubt – that you need to clear the cobwebs out of your thinking and start anew? As if your very life depended on it? That’s me. Big time. No question or doubt. OK, I lied. Lots of...
Moments of Grace

Moments of Grace

What have been your moments of grace? That teacher who saw you for who you really are? The relief of discovering your own strength – and knowing you would be OK? Being loved, being seen, feeling joy, perfect timing, second chances, the road rising up to meet...
Joyous in this moment…

Joyous in this moment…

In a recent interview, the 85-year-old Ram Dass was asked this question: “Are you happy?” “I am joyous,” he responded. Then, as he laughed that contagious, joyful laugh, “In this moment, I am joyous.” Ah, yes. That’s where it...