“I believe in the sun even when it is not shining And I believe in love, even when there’s no one there. And I believe in God, even when he is silent.” -Found on the wall of a German concentration camp I went hiking in the rainforest recently, and what I learned is that the … More Is Hope Absurd?
Our inheritance is so much deeper and broader than what comes from the reading of a will after a funeral, or the contribution of genes from our parents. We are born into a world that is the product of billions of human choices. We receive legacies that, in their apparent ordinariness are often overlooked. … More Practices of Gratitude – Inheritance
Don’t force your heart to be thankful, just invite it to be by re-examining the assumptions that you deserve all the ridiculous good fortune in your world. … More Practices of Gratitude – The Complaints Department
When we view ourselves and others through a different set of eyes; such as compassion or empathy, entirely new aspects of human beauty are set before us. … More Beauty Underwater
But here’s my little hesitation about gratitude as a practice that’s turning into a fad: we run the risk of manipulating a deep truth about life into a performance enhancer so that we can squeeze more out of the 25 hours we have each day. … More Hijacking Gratitude
Wonder is a state of mind that opens us… … More Wonder