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Inner peace

Inner Peace: It’s time

Sixty years ago, President Kennedy declared, “We choose to go to the Moon,” engaging ordinary Americans with an extraordinary vision. Thirty years ago, Voyage...

Inner peace for space cadets

The Voyager 1 spacecraft has detected persistent ripples in the interstellar plasma, through which it has been traveling since it left the Solar System in 2012....

Inner Peace: Living the dream

“I have a dream,” Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed in his famous 1963 speech. He celebrated Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1862 to free slaves during ...

‘In but not of’

This ancient phrase can be expressed as “in and not of,” to emphasize the deeper unity of the polarity (of being in and being not of), while “in but not of” em...

Inner Peace: I would still choose to exist

It recently occurred to me that before I get about seeking inner peace, I ought to have some idea what it is. So I’ve started thinking about what it actually me...

Let’s be nice to each other

Last year my wife and I were attacked in an Ashland grocery store by a stranger who was furious that we weren’t wearing masks outside, even though it was not m...

Is it real or an illusion?

If we were to do an in-depth study of the mystical aspects of the world’s major faith traditions, we would find that the basic understanding, beliefs and tenets...

Inner Peace: Just another morning awakening

This morning, slowing waking from a difficult night’s sleep, I hear the honking of geese flying nearby. I wonder how their experience of this morning differs f...

Inner Peace: Time for self-reflection

Stubbornness, mulishness, pigheadedness and obstinacy: My thesaurus has numerous synonyms for what holding your knee on someone’s neck for over 9 minutes descri...

Awareness is the beginning of change

“Love casting” is a term I first heard in 1976 when I visited a Colorado ranch with my film crew to interview the man Ian Fleming modeled his James Bond stories...

Peace begins at home

Lasting peace cannot be created, built or forced to happen. If this were so, the world would be a better place. Just as when we deeply sleep everything in our...

The soul of money

Money is a subject that interests almost everyone. People who are seeking spiritual counseling seek advice and prayers on the subject of money more than on any...

Inhale the fullness of being

Last Saturday in this space, in a column I submitted about breathing, the focus of the exhale was in releasing, surrendering, emptying. That is good foundation...

The breath is more than breathing

The cyclical rhythm of the breath is with us for a lifetime. We begin a life on the in breath, and we end it on an out breath. Between these two, the whole life...

Inner Peace

In 1966, the U. S. Peace Corps sent a newlywed couple, my wife, Sarah, and me, to Brazil. After a week of in-country orientation in Rio de Janeiro, we flew nort...

Inner Peace

The how and what of inner peace revealed itself to me 33 years ago, and I've used the secret ever since. I had recently met the man who would become my second h...