How you can help Ukraine and others at the same time

March 2, 2022
I'll get right to the point: I've been donating a portion of the proceeds from my shop to help Ukraine and this will continue for at least the next week. Probably...

The root of compassion

November 15, 2017
The vision of oneness naturally leads to compassionate action and service of humanity because we see the pain and joy of others as our own.  Just as we are...

Compassion exercise

August 31, 2017
  Our world is crying out for compassion. Can you hear it?  What would happen if compassion began with us, I wonder? Would it make a difference? I think it would....


March 30, 2017
Compassion: the wish to see others free from suffering. Say what you will about politics. The thing that has me completely flummoxed is how many Americans are completely...

What really matters

January 3, 2016
This is a tough time of year for many people, especially those who felt left out of the holiday celebration, maybe because of depression, or family problems or...

When someone hurts you

December 22, 2015
The realization that another person wishes to harm and hurt you can not undermine genuine compassion--a compassion based on the clear recognition of that person as...

No greater privilege

March 24, 2015
Life is often mysterious, with no rhyme or reason.  Some people come into the world and lead what to all appearances is a charmed life. Storybook. The stuff of fairy...

No one is all good or all bad

November 17, 2014
My father could be a difficult man. No, I'm not going to detail how and when or why--for this story it's enough to say that he could be difficult and we had a pretty...

It’s a WTF kind of world

October 16, 2014
It's a WTF kind of world.  You know what I mean. WTF seems to be the only response to some of the things that happen in our world. A journalist gets...

Forgive them anyway

September 14, 2014
Do it Anyway, an Inspirational Poem by Kent Keith and popularized by Mother Teresa People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them...

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