The Mystic's Message
Being in the Not-Knowing
When you've heard something for the umpteenth time and yet the true meaning eludes you, it's tempting to check it off the list...
I already know that
I've heard it before
It must not be right because it's not working
...and move onto the next thing; The endless information safari.
Not getting something that's right in front of our faces can make us feel stupid, and no one wants to feel like the only one not getting it and being left behind.
The greatest truths in life are not complex form…
The Measure of Knowledge
How do you know?
I mean, really know the measure of knowledge.
It simple really.
There is one thing that always comes with true knowledge.
It's not fame.
It's not fortune.
It's not accolades or degrees.
It's not happiness.
It's not peace, though that often comes along for the ride.
The deeper your knowledge- real knowledge- the more profound your humility.
The Mystic Next Door
The Greatest Illusion
Love and loss.
Treachery and kindness.
Resentment, rage, and reconciliation.
The greatest illusion is that the cause of those things is outside of us.
Reaching into the lives of others to affect feeble change.
We grip and hold onto our "Happy place," only to watch it slip away again and again.
While the power you hold is within; The only power you've ever truly held.
Every decision you make...
...is your …
The reason you can't...
"Can't" is a powerful word.
It's a decision...
...to accept the status quo.
"Can't's" are frequently wrapped in a very well-thought out story that proves all the reasons why, using our own experiences (real and imagined) against us.
Here's the thing you need to know about "Can't..."
The reason you "Can't," is the reason you MUST!
Because inside the story of your "Can't" is a new frontier for you to...
- Break a habit or belief that has kept you trapped
- Overcome a limitation that has …
The Fountain of Youth
The fountain of youth isn’t a secret. You access a little drop every time you decide to let go...
...of all the past worries, anxieties, failures, and everything else that we drag along with us into the present.
To let go of the past is to be born again. Every moment, renewed. Refreshed.
The harder we struggle, the tighter we grip, the more it drains our life.
If you want something new in your life, there must be room for it…
Many Paths to the Top of the Mountain
It's true what they say...There are many paths to the top of the mountain.
My path may not be your path, and that's perfect. There is room for everyone willing to make a sincere effort.
The thing they forget to say about this choose-your-own-adventure is that there are faster ways and slower ways; easier paths and harder ones; and some of them will kill you before you get to your destination.
Sometimes we value "hard work" so highly, that we discount the paths of lesser resistance assuming…
Where to Find Heaven
The chair in my office sits next to a window. In through that window flows a gentle breeze off the ocean a few miles away.
I close my eyes and feel the perfection of that breeze on my skin, and I am in heaven. Then...
A hope. A dream. A desire.
Of the day ahead.
Of what's next.
Of what I didn't do the day before.
And heaven fades away.
We've been told that heaven is a place to get, yet in the most beautiful settings we drag along our anxiety and fear; A basket case i…
Karma and the Perpetual Harvest
Every day we (Ok, mostly Kisma) take a walk around the patio and pick a few ripe fruits to snack on throughout the day. They get washed and set out like this...
Every time I walk by this little cutting board and have a taste, it brings a smile to my face.
Life isn’t so different...
Everyday we wake up to whatever has been growing in the garden of our minds; the seeds of karma gradually ripening.
Everyday we step into our lives harvesting the results of our past choices and actions. …
Looking for Answers
We place a high value on answers in our culture. Having the "right" answers is the gateway to...
...getting the good grade, promotion, or advancement
...being seen and respected
...being listened to and taken seriously
...proving ourselves worthy
Yet, answers are inherently limited. They represent a stopping point. Something to check off the list. If we take them off their high pedestal, we can see them for what they are; Just another data point. A dot on a map.
People spend their whole l…