Come Close

I paint with words Without a sound So Come and See behind my frown There is more than what meets the eye. Beneath my skin A story is told From today and backwards Till days of old Flowing from eternity’s side The mingling of water and blood Creating the creature and creation Breathing life intoContinue reading “Come Close”

Thomas Merton: Seeds of Contemplation

He Who Is Not with Me Is against Me A MAN who has been killed by one enemy is just as dead as one who has been killed by a whole army. If you are friends with one habit of mortal sin you live in death, even though you may seem to have all theContinue reading “Thomas Merton: Seeds of Contemplation”

Earth Day

To celebrate Earth day, I give you the Third Commandment of The Ten Commandments and an excerpt from Wendell Berry’s 2005 essay, The Burden of the Gospels. “To be convinced of the sanctity of the world, and to be mindful of a human vocation to responsible membership in such a world, must always have beenContinue reading “Earth Day”

Are you sabotaging yourself?

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Are you sabotaging yourself? Health doesn’t start with a diet, workout, supplement, shake, medication, detox, herbs, super foods, the right information, mantras, meditation, mindfulness, coaches or experts. Health does not even start with a doctor. Health is not a result. There is no magic formula that you canContinue reading “Are you sabotaging yourself?”

Trust Starts With Love and Truth

excerpt for Let food Be Thy Gift Trust starts with love and truth What are the results being produced by programs and formulas? What are we taught to value and the definitions of success that we are encouraged to believe? What have competition, consumerism and control produced in our cultures, communities, families and individual selves?Continue reading “Trust Starts With Love and Truth”

Consumerism- our real religion

Fact-We are all religious. Fact-What we “do” is what overflows from our religious beliefs. The question is not “Am religious?” but “What religion am I practicing?” To begin with let’s define religion According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition of religion 1a: the state of a religious b: (1): the service and worship of God orContinue reading “Consumerism- our real religion”

Create the space to know thyself

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Create the space to know thyself We are either our worst enemy or our best friend. If we cannot love and care for ourselves in healthy and natural ways, then we will always give that type of care away. For better or for worse, who we are andContinue reading “Create the space to know thyself”

So, you want to talk about health

“The definition of terms is the beginning of wisdom.” -Socrates  Believing this to be true, let’s talk about health. Health is not a result.  Health does not begin with food or exercise. We have been tinkering with what we eat, how we eat, when we eat, why we eat and how much we eat forContinue reading “So, you want to talk about health”

Peter Maurin(1877-1949)

I have discovered Peter by way of Dorothy Day. Very thought provoking and completely applicable to explain where we find ourselves today…pretending there is a moral high ground in identity politics, believing war can make peace and that the government can save us from consuming this world and ourselves to death. When Christ is KingContinue reading “Peter Maurin(1877-1949)”

Rights and Responsibilities

Regardless of the situation, we are responsible for how we respond. When I say we are responsible, I mean that I am responsible and you are responsible for how we individually respond…regardless of the situation. This is called personal responsibility. Yes, everyone has the right to feel or think and it is your personal responsibilityContinue reading “Rights and Responsibilities”