‘Soul’ is about connecting with ourselves and with the world – feeling – believing – experiencing – that …
– there is a place for us
– there is enough for us
– there is peace
– there is security
– there is sustenance
… all coming from within ourselves and our surroundings.… Read more
Maybe a particular prayer’s intention of alleviating a particular person’s suffering won’t go through … or maybe it won’t go through to its fullest extent, that is probably more likely.
There will be some kind of alleviation, if the person is ready, to for example sense help from The Higher – whatever it is, exactly.… Read more
Christmas days should allow for reflection, no matter how much – or how little – you ‘have to’ do otherwise.
As before, I will turn to one of my own great inspirations, John O’Donohue, and let him share a reflection worthy of a Christmas day.
A really good gift, in fact.… Read more
A mostly very normal work-day and family-day, but something occurred to me that was perhaps not normal?
For years I’ve been trying to optimize methods to put less junk into my mind by habit, from negative thoughts to superfluous Internet-read-stuff, and I thought what if there was a Really Simple Method to do this?… Read more
Stayed at home to help with the mess and house and laundry and everything that drive both Char and I crazy, because it’s like there is never time to kill it off in depth, even with some purchased help one day a week. No time, mostly due to Jay and my work and, well, the Usual.… Read more
Remember how I wrote the other day about my sudden feeling that maybe – just maybe – I could begin again to write a story again and earn some money on it and express myself meaningfully through it? Well, today of course started the first doubts – again.
You probably also remember how I mused about doing it all in just a blog, where the story was one piece of the blog and a lot of informational articles, reviews etc.… Read more
Brunched with a good friend today, FS, who told me that his son had been ill for 3 years with bad kidneys when he was an infant. We were talking about our kids, so the topic came up naturally, but it made me think, in a good way, about how fortunate we are that we ‘only’ have to deal, so far, with Char’s relatively superficial health problems (her hand).… Read more
There must be a reason why we are living in these different dimensions, if it is true that it is so.
The best one I’ve heard so far is that we can’t experience ourselves as boundless and limitless and light and so on, our true natures if you will, if we don’t temporarily impose some limits on ourselves.… Read more
It was a beautiful and chaotic day for Jay’s baptism. I had not slept and felt ill but was probably stressed due to all the work, both with Jay and with, well, work. So I told people and they helped me and Char again, clean up after the party and was generally understanding and loving.… Read more
We met today with the priest who is going to baptize Jay, and it was very moving to be there – at the church, even if it wasn’t the Big Day.
Char and I have always felt that there was Something Greater, even if we have had difficulty defining what it was.… Read more
Today I took a break between clients and went to the comic shop I’ve frequented since I was 12.
Don’t go there much for comics anymore, just good chats with one of the old employees. A friendly version of Comic Book Guy from Simpsons, oh yes.
We talked about my latest live-talk, upcoming and planned, about another historical character that fascinates me:
Alexander Selkirk – the real Robinson Crusoe.… Read more
– of both light and darkness?
I am talking about Jay’s birth, of course.
Everything was going so well, we were so full of hope – and then: operating table, cesarean, trauma.
We have cried a lot about that, but fortunately we are doing well overall. And we are more and more able to take joy in the important things – that Jay did well and does well, even if the birth wasn’t what we had hoped or expected.… Read more
Char hasn’t given birth yet which means that we have to go to the hospital tomorrow to start medically induced labor. Unless it happens during the rest of today, of course.
Char is 41, pushing 42, so it’s an offer from the health system – that it can be started no more than a week past her term.… Read more