Caring and Community

Caring and Community

I was raised in a small town in southern Michigan in the fifties. Wherever I went, there was a sense of caring and community. Most everyone knew who I was because I was part of two families that had been in the community for generations. When I got into trouble my...
Take It Easy

Take It Easy

In nineteen seventy two an unknown band called the Eagles released their first album and became famous. One of the most popular tracks was a song titled ‘Take It Easy.’ It was written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey and spoke to slowing down and not getting to big...
Conscious Companioning

Conscious Companioning

You’ve probably never heard of ‘Conscious Companioning’ so I want to start with a couple of descriptors. The first one comes from Ram Dass as he seeks to describe what it is to be Conscious:  “Consciousness equals Energy = Love = Awareness = Light = Wisdom = Beauty =...
What Do You Know?

What Do You Know?

When I open my heart and mind to sayings like the above quote, I’m brought to a new awareness that senses an abiding Presence that holds and cares for me. From this space, I like to ask a question of those who think they have all the answers. The question is, “Where...
Who Do I Say I Am?

Who Do I Say I Am?

Before I knew about the above quote I wrote a visionary fiction novel where Remembering to Remember who you are was a central theme. To become the Who that is really You and the Thee that is We has become a central tenant in my understanding of what Life is all about....
The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time over the past week observing Pope Francis, the people around him, the events he’s participated in, and his global mission. I’ve been struck by his calm, confident, kind, and compassionate demeanor. I’ve been touched by his...