Self Love

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ~ Garth Henrichs One of the main aspects of trust, whether for yourself other toward others is “Love.” I am not talking about the mushy, sloppy type of temporary high school or lusty love. I am speaking about the love that endures. Oft times we see that as friendship or the unconditional love that we feel. Self love is a prerequisite to the […]

Do you believe in Karma?

Karma, whatever you call it, it is.  It can be said in many ways. If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. It is done unto you as you believe. What goes around, comes around. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Some of these are reflections of how we should act naturally, while others are phrases describing what happens when you do something that is perceived as bad […]

What is Salvation?

“It is not only our hatred of others that is dangerous but also and above all our hatred of ourselves: particularly that hatred of ourselves which is too deep and too powerful to be consciously faced. For it is this which makes us see our own evil in others and unable to see it in ourselves.” -New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton Long ago, I used to prayer to God to deliver me from evil. […]

Who were you intended to be?

What mask do you wear in order to keep people from knowing who you truly are? Do you even know? What kind of inquiry have you done to even find out who you are? We are all meant to be here for a purpose. We are not just here to overpopulate the planet. Think about it. Beyond all the chaos, crime, hunger, and strife, each of us was put here to serve mankind and the […]

God has a sense of humor.

Thomas Merton says that “we know Him (God) in so far as we are known by Him.” I experienced this connection with Spirit on occasion in my thirties in a humorous way. God apparently enjoys an occasional game of pool. The first time I experienced this connection, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, but it affected me deeply. The game started as it usually does, with the break. We play that we […]