I’m only human

Words have power.  Have I mentioned that in these blogs before?  Maybe once or twice, and here we are again, the power of words.  When we excuse ourselves by saying “I’m only human” what we are doing is suggesting that as humans we are limited in any way, and this is not true. As humans…

The pause that refreshes

I presume many of us are too young to recall that advertising slogan, but the reminder is still important; the reminder that once in a while it is essential that we pause our lives, our thinking, our talking and simply be. In the book Bear and Butterfly I give some reasons why it might be…

Industry of Fear

Advertising, movies, television, politics, big pharma and insurance companies are all examples of the Industry of Fear.  Those institutions and activities which have one driving force; to scare us into doing something they want. Education, housing, science, art and social responsibility are areas which do just the opposite; they are Industries of Possibility.  No wonder…

Bringing out the best

The greatest of those we call leaders have had several things in common;  they have called us forward into cooperation and called us to see the oneness in ourselves and our world.  The weakest of our leaders also have something in common; they prey upon our fears of others and play upon our lowest selves. Of course…

Just ahead

I am living my dream, life is so good that sometimes I feel just a tad guilty that I have all these blessings surrounding me (OK, not all that guilty!).  But what I know so clearly is that no matter how perfect today seems, no matter how fulfilling my life is today, the true realization…

Product of the past

We are all products of our past, no matter how much we want to overcome our past, even our attempts to overcome our past defines us.  Every experience we have ever had, even those we did not necessarily experience, but just heard about, are part of our beings today.  This is something we cannot get…