Today was my first day trekking in Nepal, on on something known as the Royal Trek which is very untouristed, even in the high season. I’m loving it so far. My guide/porter Govinda is a sweet spirited man who never complains even though he’s lugging my camera and three lenses as well as my pack. […]
Choosing to Not Indulge Our Minds
I think we all have splits, to one degree or another, in our personalities. Part of us wants one thing while another part wants something else. We may want a bowl of ice cream, yet we may eschew that bowl of ice cream because of how we might feel it will impact our health or […]
Over the past many years, I’ve continued to be interested in learning something which might be considered akin to the truth as pertains to reality and our existence. Some things are starting to click together and in a way it has me somewhat excited. It feels a little new, so I thought I’d explore it […]
Where’s the Dream….?
For just as happiness is more than the absence of sadness, so is peace infinitely more than the absence of war. Even the refugee must do more than flee. He must arrive. He must at last return to a world as it is, however much in conflict with his hopes, and he must then do […]
Many of us seek some form of enlightenment, a release from the mind, so that there can remain a simple capacity to just “be.” So off we run to workshops, travel to ashrams in India, chant on mountaintops in Tibet, sit on our meditation cushions, go to church, read spiritual texts, and even fall to […]