Ride On

It is the suspense of knowing something big is going to happen, but not knowing exactly what. It shoots me up, knocks me down, spins me around and upside-down. It can make me sick. It can be exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. It can make me lose my sense of self, and plays […]

Doomsday Illusions

If you read the current predictions, it seems that 2012 is gearing up to be a gloomy year. We have doomsday predictions of an unrelenting Global Economic Crisis – that’s how they write it, with capital letters, because it looks more frightening that way, and scary stuff makes good news. On top of that, we […]

Doorways of Perception

Solid revelation abounds, if only you look.” These words were scrawled in large block letters using white chalk on a brick wall in Burlington, Vermont, where I spent a couple of weeks a while back. To this day, the image remains firmly embedded in my conscious mind. I have no idea who wrote it, or […]

The Banality of Good

If I had to sum up all of the mystical and kabbalistic wisdom I managed to absorb thus far into one catchphrase, it would be this: Learn to live in the moment. It is, for me at least, the foundation upon which all other pursuits are based. If we cannot master the art of perceiving […]

The Perils of Choice

In 21st Century life, choice dominates every area of life. In the east, people are organizing and rebelling against tyrants and injustice because they want the power to make their own choices. (What exactly those choices will be is a matter for another discussion.) In the west, people are choosing new and improved gadgets, phone […]

Got Time?

There may soon come a day when humanity makes the unimaginable technological advancement that will enable us to produce time. Today, we exert the vast majority of our energy to get the mundane things – work, finances, chores – out of the way, in order to makeroom for important things – family, friends, study, meaning, […]

Blame it on the Moon

There are situations of such twisted and inexplicable darkness, and we want to know why. Why? Why now? Why ever? It would be so much simpler if we knew where to place the blame. As if blaming makes sense of it. A sick man kills and dismembers a little boy within his own community. A […]

Inner Sanctuary

How can I know if I have a healthy relationship with the world? This crazy world that seems to be spinning to an increasingly absurd and chaotic tune, when all my inner being wants is some peace and a sense of purpose in it all – how am I supposed to relate to it? From […]

Wasted Words

In all the hype surrounding the upheaval in the Middle East and the latest political charades in the so-called peace process, I noticed a shocking level of illiteracy prevalent in the discussion by politicians, experts, and the media. So I thought maybe I would help clear the air by providing a few simple definitions that […]

Hack Your Self

Imagine if you could hack yourself. If you were to take a journey into the mainframe of your mind, what would it look like? Would you find the various components of the circuitry humming in harmony, or would you see a messy collection loose screws, stray wires and burned out pathways? Would the transformers all […]