The Meditation of Silence

The infinite power of silence doesn’t get enough, well, airtime. Which, in a roundabout way, is exactly the point. How, in this world of 24/7 entertainment, social media, news, programming, achievement, cost/benefit equations and do, do, do, can something as subtle as silence be honored (by talking about it?) or even acknowledged? Musicians will always tell…

Who Are You??

For awhile, I was more than a little obsessed with what used to be referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Yes, it’s a fascinating phenomena on its own, but what caught my attention was the window-on-the-Who-Are-You?-ness of it. Sometimes Reality is glimpsed through rends in the known; DID…

The Ultimate “Spiritual Growth”

The ultimate “spiritual growth”, of course, is to live in a state of “re-membering” that there is no spiritual growth. Only the ego “grows”, “realizes”, “re-members”, “increases in awareness”, “lets go”, “learns” etc. “Alignment” is the synchronization of ego with truth. The ego, while present as a dream, is never really “there”. By definition, perception is…

Not Getting What We Want

Today: a full day. Beginning with an audition (which I love) and concluding in dinner with a dear friend I’ve been looking forward to catching up with. And then last night: way too little sleep. This morning? I wake up tired with an eye swollen three-quarters shut with an infection. Drat. Cancel audition, cancel dinner. Not…