Life Adventures, Philosophy

The Sea of Interbeing

Nearly a decade ago, Thich Nhat Hahn’s simple, yet profound words showed me how everything we see and cannot see is wondrously woven together in a sea of interbeing. I had never given previous thought how a cloud, the rain, a tree, and a simple sheet of paper are dependent on each other. Thay matter-of-factly… Continue reading The Sea of Interbeing

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Touching the Universe

Many years ago, shortly after becoming a father, I felt the need for my growing family to have spiritual guidance. I was raised in the Protestant faith and my wife was Catholic. We settled on going to a Presbyterian church close by. I yearned for a universal truth about how we can be the best… Continue reading Touching the Universe

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This may be hard to understand

This may be hard to understand. Everything is nothing. Nothing is everything. All that remains is consciousness. Can you imagine a universe with us not in it? Me neither. Now think of this. The universe, and everything in it, is only here because we can observe it. When we close our eyes, is it still… Continue reading This may be hard to understand

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When we admire life from its smallest building block, we see the sum of our hopes, fears, desires, dreams and imagination. That is why it is important to choose our thoughts wisely.  

Life Adventures, Philosophy


Is there a single ingredient that holds our universe together? We look deeper and deeper into outer space, trying to find the edge, searching for the substance in which we are contained. Peering inside, have we found anything smaller than a neutrino, electron, or Higgs boson particle? I used to see a tree, a hummingbird,… Continue reading Awareness

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Avoid Looking Over Your Shoulder

We are all self-made. The people and objects that surround us are a direct consequence of the thoughts we have harbored in our minds. When I think of my world, I attribute it to concentrating on the present and the future instead of peering back at my misfortunes and mistakes. I try not to spend… Continue reading Avoid Looking Over Your Shoulder

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Thoughts Become Things

In the near future from when this post is written, the southeast corner of our new jewelry store will look like one of these computer illustrations. The first Gallery of Diamonds was established in 1991 in a 700-square foot office. The new store will showcase antique to modern jewelry and my new line of Moon… Continue reading Thoughts Become Things

Life Adventures, Philosophy

In a Galaxy Far Away

In a galaxy far away, a flower may be sunning itself by a small stream as water trickles across the pebbles. Although I might never see that flower, the vision is easier to imagine than a universe in which we are its only life forms. From the immensity of the cosmos, it seems more plausible… Continue reading In a Galaxy Far Away

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The Kingdom is Here

I lie on my back A leaf falls gently on my lips I feel the breeze For once I am alive I am here Cause you are there And this is this Cause that is that There is nothing I can do For I am only an image of you The kingdom is here  … Continue reading The Kingdom is Here