Courage

What did you want to be when you grew up? How did that turn out? I have always dreamed of being a performance artist. X never got that square! John Lennon observed, "Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans." That's pretty close to the mark! Most of us find ourselves in careers …

Reality

Our two-year-old Granddaughter recently asked her mom, "What is reality?" We’re not sure where that came from, but it's a profound question for a 2-year-old or anyone else for that matter to ask. The quick answer might be reality is everything we experience.  But what about things that are beyond sensory experience?  Mysticism is a …

The Quickening

"The quickening" is an ancient term signifying the beginning of life, the first time an expectant mother feels her baby's kick.  Modern technological advances have shifted the definition of life's beginning closer to the time of conception. Today, a new life is sometimes defined in terms of "viability," when a developing fetus can survive independently …

Out Of My Mind

Can you be free of your mind whenever you want? "I'm depressed!" "I'm stressed out!" "I'm upset!" Sound familiar? Let's step back for a moment and ask a simple question: Who is the I?  People have pondered this question for thousands of years. "I" is usually assumed to be a product of thought, but this …