Accepting Life through Clear Seeing and Compassion

Peace arises from the acceptance of life for all its glory, pain, suffering, joy, and happiness. This momentary peace won’t last. No one lives in a constant state of peace. Next will come sadness, loneliness, confusion, longing, and wanting. But they too, shall not last. Nothing last forever, unless with God. It is God that…

The Yes to Life

  Starting a new day with a yes to our inner experiences takes a lot of courage. Tara Brach, a clinical psychologist, lecturer, teacher of Buddhist mindfulness meditation, and author, explains in her book “Radical Acceptance” many ways of sending the message of yes to our inner life. She says a message of acceptance is…

Dealing with Separation

My good friend E came from Hawaii to attend her orientation at John Hopkins. She has been admitted to a PhD program recently and when the news came early this year that she will be in town for a few days, I was overjoyed. When we parted back in 2011 from Kona, I was still…