Be a FInder

Be a FInder

Last year I gave up a HUGE habit. I gave up seeking and looking outside myself for answers. I gave up seeking because I discovered that, over the course of the last 40 years, I had found what I was looking for. Strangely enough, I didn’t know it until after signing up...
Chasing the Wizard

Chasing the Wizard

I don’t know how long I’ve chased false idols. But it’s been somewhere around 60 years now.​ The latest and (hopefully) assault from the Idol of Youth came as I approached my 70th birthday this year. Twenty pounds heavier than last year, recovering from an injury...
Accessing a Life Without Suffering

Accessing a Life Without Suffering

We are told our minds are powerful tools. That anything we can imagine we can create. And this is true. Which begs the question: “Why have we not imagined and created a world without suffering?” Because we don’t believe it’s possible. Suffering is everywhere. It’s...
Which “I” Are We Talking About

Which “I” Are We Talking About

Here lies the entire problem with the self-help movement and most spiritual efforts. Who is the “I” practicing mindfulness and loving kindness? The ego. The illusory concept of the personal self we all carry in our heads. Who I really am—the divine Self—is love and...
Selflessness versus the Self

Selflessness versus the Self

Basically, I’ve been paralyzed to various degrees over this issue for decades. Starting off as a spiritual seeker back in the early 1980s, it was clear from the teachers and books that the ego self was something bad that needed to be transcended—or killed—at the very...
Lost in the Dark Forest

Lost in the Dark Forest

Ever felt lost? Confused? Uncertain? ​​Yeah, me too. I like to joke about how I’ve never been lost geographically. Blessed with an acute sense of direction, hiking or driving from point A to point B has rarely been a problem for me. I wish I could say the same about...