Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle

Looking back at what has turned out to be a long life, I began to wonder this morning, why have I held back so often from trying out new things? And why was I so often unable to honestly admit how I really felt to others, or even to myself? If that sounds familiar to you, let’s explore it together.

The Wisdom of the Body

Luckily we have guides to recall us to a more balanced understanding. Not long ago a poem came over my transom. Its humbling but uplifting message comes from one of the wisest people I’ve ever known—and I’ve known a quite a few! Her wisdom came from listening, learning, and experiencing the life her own Body/Soul.

Cart Before the Horse?

It was 400 years ago that Descartes convinced us that we think therefore we are, and we have believed it ever since. Which inevitably leads to living mostly in our heads. What a heavy weight to carry as we go about our daily business!

You Are the Ocean, Not the Waves

That is one of many images that can help us settle down into the reality of our Deeper Being. Wish I could remember it when I’m reacting, or aching with sadness, or burning up with anger! Does my complaint sound familiar? We have the good fortune, at any time we are tottering toward overwhelm, to listen to Rumi: “You are not a drop in the ocean,” he affirms. “You are the entire ocean in a drop.”


It is a time of grieving, all over the world, for the loss of loved ones, of jobs, of homes, of independence. Never have we been so united in suffering. It’s an atmosphere all around us, a pressure we can’t escape. Day after day we struggle to survive and help others through the Time of Covid 19.

“I Am Always Here,” said the Sun

The last few days have been cloudy and rainy, so when I went out this morning I was overjoyed to feel the warm rays of the sun pouring down. “Thank you for being here,” I muttered to myself. And the sun instantly replied, “I am always here.”

Grounding Yourself on Mother Earth

An excerpt of my latest book: Awakening Body Consciousness: Seven Steps to Integrating Body, Mind and Heart has been published in The Rose in the World: Issue 32, Autumn 2020. The issue is available to download here.

What’s the Hurry?

The most difficult of all habits to change is that of hurrying. What a shame that modern life has pressed us to the point where it has become a compulsion. But here’s an opportunity to shift the way your brain works.

“I Am Where My Attention Is.”

My wise friend Ravi Ravindra will sometimes stop us in our habitual tracks by asking us: “What is the “One Thing Necessary?” Hugely disturbing, the…