November News

November News

In the United States, November is a month of change and predictable unpredictability. It brings forth a Time Change, an Election Day, a Veterans Day, a Thanksgiving Day, an end of Autumn and lots of cloudy cold nights and days. November ushers us to the close of the...
The Way of Understanding

The Way of Understanding

Do you remember the last time you chose to look down on a person, place, situation or thing? What were you thinking? Did you sense a certain superiority or self justification? Were your understandings punitive or indignant? Did you feel a certain inflation or...
Heart, Humility and Humor

Heart, Humility and Humor

I recently read The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. They insist that humility is essential to any possibility of joy because it gives us a broader perspective of our place in the grand scheme of things. It...
Learning to Unlearn

Learning to Unlearn

In speaking about learning to learn, it’s also important to speak about learning to unlearn. The question I continue to ask myself is: “What do I need to unlearn, to let go of that’s still keeping me stuck in old self defeating beliefs, thoughts, feelings and...
Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom

This past week I came across a book in my library that was written twenty six years ago and is for me more timely today than it was then. The title is Crazy Wisdom written by Wes ‘Scoop’ Nisker. It speaks to our arrogance in believing that we have the answers when we...
Embracing Wisdom – Persist

Embracing Wisdom – Persist

Have you noticed that in life there are seasons and cycles of local, regional, national and planetary events that shape our lives and the lives of others? In the twentieth century we experienced industrialization, urbanization, two world wars, great depressions,...