Thursday, December 29, 2005

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

The bravest dreams begin to come to life, begin to transform the world at the very moment we realize all we need, everything we have been searching for… is waiting inside us- waiting to be accepted, shared, and directed into motion through our thoughts, actions and words.

As we move into 2006 I affirm the full realization of your personal dreams. Your dreams make you unique and are the most precious gift you have been given. You are beautiful because of your dreams. Deep in your heart you may suspect there is a power or force beyond you that if only you could catch hold of, it would solve your every worry, every trouble and make all your dreams come true.

You do not need to look any further than inside your own heart for this power, this force you consider a mystery. It is the beat, beat, beat that never began and will never end. It is each space and moment of rest between the beating. Its motion and will keeps you alive- just try and stop the beating of your heart…it is impossible. Trust your heart, love it unconditionally and center your dreams inside its infinite capacity to love.

For a year now I have been writing here, connecting with others and learning from each individual I am honored to meet. I thank you for your being, for your blessing and for the privilege of allowing me to know the real you. Thank you for rekindling my spirit. May all your dreams come true in the New Year.

With love,

"In everyone's life at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter
with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the human spirit."

Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

This Is A Test...

In light of the many emails I receive where I'm requested to let others know my feelings and assorted details of my life by answering a list of questions- I've devised one that I hope may be interesting.... not that you need to answer anything here but, what would your answers be to these questions?

I'm learning there are no right or wrong answers in life- that each decision leads to the here and now, where there are always more questions and answers holding everything needed for the moment. I wish you a blessed New Year, a safe New Year...and a New Year filled with Love and Peace. All moments in time are right now...right here. I'm happy to be here now, with you.


1. In one word, describe your expectations for 2006.

Bewilderment (of the good kind)

2. If you won the lottery tomorrow, who would you give the first dollar to?

Bluffton Self Help

3. If you had to choose fame or fortune, which would you choose and why?

Fortune. Fame comes with too many pitfalls.

4. What one word would you want associated with your name in memorial?


5. What does the word “time” mean to you?

Time is an illusion we use for our benefit when it suits us least.

6. Choose three guests (anyone) to invite to a dinner party.

Assuming my wife is already present....Bono, my mother in law Dorothy, The Hardens (Trev & Amy)

7. Name one work of art or literature you wish you would have created.

van Gogh's "Starry Night"

8. What is your one weakest point of character? Your strongest?

Weakest- patience, strongest- empathy

9. What one quality would you most like to give to your significant other?

Inner stillness

10. If a life affects all others, who would you say yours least affects? Most affects?

Least affects- I believe one cannot say, not knowing which of our actions has the most rippling effect. I believe a simple smile to someone can and does change the world. Most affects- my son & our family.

11. BONUS: Are you where you thought you would be thinking of the future in 1996?

Yes and no. I have changed, the world has changed and like John Lennon said, "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." I am happy even though I feel I have much to discover, create, and learn to love. I am with my wife and son, we are healthy and with a roof over our heads... all is well.

My answers to these 10 questions are in orange.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Merry Christmas

Om Om Om.....Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 12, 2005

George Javori

The greatest, sweetest obstacle we face is in believing that which we truly are...none other than allness, composed from that which cannot be divided. Our returning, our Re-membering, although never separated, "always already", completes the awesome game of hide and seek God plays with himself through what we call our lives.

"Oh, there you are!"

Each of us is always already... and the illusive trickery we sometimes call death is merely arriving again at where we began. We leave a shell behind, and the divine order in this is bittersweet, our crying, perfectly natural...did not Jesus himself cry? So are we allowed, ecouraged to shed tears over the transition of George Javori...only to the degree we recognize who he truly was and is.

Namaste'... George Javori
photo copyright 2004 Crook Stewart

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Happy Birthday Tommy

Tommy turned 11 yesterday!
It's hard to believe he's almost a teenager
and 11 years have come and gone since
he was born.

I wonder if he really stops and considers
how much his mother and I love him?
It's really hard to tell what goes on in a
little boy's head.

I often ask him if he's happy and he says,
"sure, why wouldn't I be?"

His eyes still light up like rockets when
something's really funny. He looks just like
his mother.

He's a beautiful boy.

Happy Birthday Tommy.

(here's a copy of the card I made for him)

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Thanks Johnny

I was 14 years old when John Lennon was murdered
on this day 25 years ago.
His music and courage has inspired me and millions of others to be better beings, to be more kind and compassionate towards others.
His passing is remembered all over the world today and his music is celebrated.
Today we celebrate the father, husband, musician, and fellow human being that is John Lennon.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace."

Friday, December 02, 2005

Deep Breath- Deep Exhale

Taking a deep breath....And exhaling. All things are in divine order.

"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."

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