Love Is The Way: Universal Path to Peace, Happiness, and Enlightenment

“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.”   ― Thích Nhat Hanh

We all think we need something (at least most of us do) and…

  • We want to find “the one” to make us whole.
  • We want to do some great thing so that we feel valuable and worthy.
  • We want to acquire something […]

The Expanded Consciousness of a Shamanic Journey

It was a bright sunny day and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  All I knew was that I had signed up for a journey, The Grandfather Journey, influenced by an indigenous Peruvian medicine called San Pedro.  San Pedro is a cactus that is ground into a fine powder.  It is received in a tall glass of naturally pure, mountain spring water, stored, of course, in a glass bottle.

A group of us sat in a circle receiving instructions and guidelines provided by our lovely host. The two […]

What To Do In Overwhelming Circumstances

With the planet seemingly speeding up, it doesn’t take much to be overwhelmed on a daily basis. Juggling career/job with family and social time, working in exercise/gym time and quiet/meditative time, is quite a task. Whew! No wonder when an out of the ordinary situation arises you seem to go tilt, and want to check out of your life for a moment.

On a regular basis life presents these overwhelming moments, whether it’s working on several projects during a specific time frame or the insurmountable level of things that […]

Victimization of the Human Race

Interesting title, don’t you think? What is it about the word “victim” that is so interesting? I’ve noticed many times that the biggest news stories are the ones that involve victims. The most popular books and movies are those that involve victims. The most popular causes or passions in the world also involve victims. What is it about victims that moves people? It is sympathy? Or an overwhelming caring or desire to help others?

People are always moved by victims of circumstance. My whole life, I have felt […]

Benefit of a Balanced Life

To understand the benefit of a balanced life it’s important to first have a clear picture of what a balanced life is. A balanced life is one that has varying facets, each one merging with another whether it is with one aspect or several coming together. Some of the different areas of life include: education, family, career/job, health, relationships, financial, social, and spiritual. The key in all of these areas is to find and divide your time between each one in a manner that is right for you.  No one […]

How 10 Spiritual Principles Can Change Your Life

These 10 spiritual principles are outlined by Wayne Dyer, who is described by Christopher Tan, as “an American philosopher, self-help author, and motivational speaker.”  These principles are what I consider to be valuable treasures for a fulfilled and more peaceful life.  They are worth reading now and keeping as part of your spiritual arsenal to go over again and again and again.  Mastering them will ensure great joy.


1. Have A Mind That is Open to Everything & Attached to Nothing

Our mind’s conditioning causes us […]