It’s a relief to not expect perfection in ourselves, each other, or life. It’s a gift to look instead for wonder.
What Gets Your Ghost?
And having moments when we forget ourselves and, instead, catch glimpses of the beauty of the natural world and other people is like finding heaven on earth.
Waking Up on A Train
Moving through life can be like being a passenger on a train. Sometimes you arrive on time at a planned destination. Other times, you are surprised.
Two Questions, Two Art Works, One Life to Live
Maybe the best way to find ourselves is to give ourselves away.
Ritual, Power, and Spirituality
I am a fan of spectacles and rituals and theater. The British do it well. But the older I get, the less impressed I am by mansions, palaces, and jewels.
The Invisible People
The major spiritual traditions affirm that no human being is invisible.
What Is Your Attention Worth?
Our attention is our life. Let’s treat it with intelligence and care.
The Weeds and Wheat Within
This perspective doesn’t mean we passively accept disappointing behavior in ourselves or others. But it does invite us to be realistic that to be human is to be a mixture of wheat and weeds.
“Whole Lotta Umwelt Going On”
I had never known how vastly different the perceptual worlds of other creatures are.
Starstruck: The Relationship Between Awe and Caring
Gazing at the heavens may help us make a better world on earth.”