What Is The Universe About?

I recently came across three concepts that have guided humans in their quest to understand the universe. The first I had heard about many times, especially growing up in New England: Transcendentalism. One had known something about: Pantheism. The third was new to me:...

Where Your Core Meets the Road

Years ago there was a television commercial for Firestone tires with a catchy jingle: ‘Where the rubber meets the road!” The same is true of the core of our humanity.  Life happens where the ‘core meets the road.’ Where is your life going right now?What is the...

Who Are Your Kindred Spirits?

I have very few friends.  And that’s the way it’s supposed to be for me.  The six or so true relationships I enjoy are not just friends; they are kindred spirits.  We give each other the emotional and spiritual support we need to stay in balance and show up in the...

Fulfillment is Way Overrated!

 The mantra of “personal fulfillment” occupies many minds and hearts. Built into us is a desire for completion, for knowing our lives matter. Yet striving for personal fulfillment is an overrated goal. Let me explain. The word itself tells part of the story: being...

Are You Feeding Contentment?

My body needs to be nourished with good food, air, and water.  Every night while I sleep my body remakes itself using what I’ve fed it.  Molecules come together to form new tissue; genetics governs the whole process. If this ongoing cell replacement is so effective,...