Saturday, July 28, 2012


Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

We wear different masks in different situations.  We wear one mask for our parents, another mask for our children, another mask for our spouse or lover, another mask for our bosses, and so on.  We try to put forward the image that the person we are interacting with expects to see.  We are putting on a show instead of living an authentic life.  It is stressful to put on these different personas

Intimacy is when we show our loved one who we are, regardless of whether we look silly or scared.  Intimacy requires transparency.  When we live transparently, we flow with the rhythm of Life.  It is relaxing because we do not have to remember what story we told what person.  We relax into our Being.  We never have to think about or remember how we are supposed to act.  We are who we are and we do not care about the consequences.  We never alter who we are because we are afraid or even concerned about how the other person will react.  Their reaction is immaterial.  Who we are is of prime importance.  We act authentically and let the chips fall as they may.

Living transparently allows us to be happy and at peace.  We can breathe easily because we are not concerned about other people's reactions and we are now living authentically.  We have nothing to fear.  We are confident because we have the power of the entire Universe behind us.  That is indeed a formidable ally.

Let's be transparent.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Russell, New Zealand

When we are comfortable with the idea that we may die tomorrow, we will truly be free.  Our fear of death influences everything we think and do.  We are so afraid of death that we do not want to think about it.  We push thoughts of death below the surface of our consciousness where it stalks us like a shadow.  It makes us fearful, anxious, angry and frustrated.

Since we confuse our identity with the thoughts and beliefs that are contained within our bodies, it is not surprising that we view death as extinguishing our very selves.  When we realize that we are not within our bodies, but our bodies are within us, we know that awareness continues after the body falls away.

When we embrace the concept of death, we flow with the rhythm of life.

Let's accept death with gratitude.

Saturday, July 7, 2012



We have a hole in our lives which we try to fill with alcohol, drugs or material possessions,. We try to avoid the pain and emptiness that we feel by watching television, using the internet, and gossiping with friends.

The hole can never be filled because there is no hole. We just need to change our orientation away from our thoughts, judgments and beliefs, and towards the Divine. When we surrender to the great Unknown, we do not have to be afraid that we will be alone or that we will be susceptible to dark or evil forces. When we allow ourselves to be open to the void of non-attachment, we will be joined by Spirit, which is love.

It is a cliche that "God is love." It is also true. Every action that we take comes from either love or fear. When we act from love, we are in harmony with our true nature and are fulfilling God's purpose for us. When we act from fear, we continue the cycle of desire, frustration, fear and anger.

Let's act from love