Reflections, Vol 6: How does perspective inform our lives?

This series poses questions for personal reflection. My views are offered as a thought starter. —————————————————————————— We live in a time where facts and truth are difficult to agree on.  It really shouldn't be so hard. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Fact as: "Something that has actual existence" and Truth as "the body of real things, …

Reflections, Vol. 5: How Might We Grow Younger In Spirit?

This series poses life-questions for personal reflection. My views are offered as a thought starter. ———————————————— How might we grow younger in spirit? I recently read that Clint Eastwood is 91. (Hold on, I'm going to need a moment). He's working on a new movie, and a reporter asked him where he found the energy …

Reflections, Vol 4: Is Spirit Relevant In Our Modern Age?

This series poses questions for personal reflection.  My views are offered as a thought starter. ————————————————— First, what is Spirit? Many define it in the context of a diety, which divides people into two camps, believers and non-believers.  I find the division unnecessary.   Spirit is an "in-betweenness" felt when deeply connected. People connect to …

Reflections, Vol 3: What Is The Secret To A Happy Life?

This series poses life-questions for personal reflection. My views are offered as a thought starter. ———————————————— Most people are either happy, or they’re not. My Grandmother said she was born happy. Others are the opposite. It almost seems that happiness is a by-product of our internal wiring. There’s no shortage of books on happiness; Amazon …

Reflections, Vol 2: How Can We find Peace In A Troubled World?

This series poses life-questions for personal reflection. My views are offered as a thought starter. Question: How can we find peace in a troubled world? ————————————— Last week, Apple notified me that my daily screen time was 3 hours and 10 minutes. A lot of that time was spent at this keyboard. You’d be surprised …

Reflections, Vol. 1: Does Life Have Meaning?

This series poses life-questions for personal reflection. My views are offered as a thought starter. Question: Does Life Have Meaning? ———————————————————— One of my favorite Jackson Browne songs is "For A Dancer." I'm going to borrow a portion of the last verse to frame my reflections. And somewhere between the time you arrive And the …

The Anatomy of Peace- Conclusion (6-minute read)

Sooner or later each of us faces the universal problem of finding our way through significant hardship. Despite efforts to the contrary, life circumstances are often beyond our control, leaving us no alternative but to soldier on. How do we find sunshine amidst such storms?  "The Anatomy of Peace" presents a retrospective understanding of the …