Happiness is….

You may remember the song from ‘Charlie Brown’:  “Happiness is two kinds of ice-cream, finding your skate key….”.  So often we strive for the elusive sense happiness, for more, better, bigger because that will make us happy.  Well, we probably know from experience, and research is confirming, that the continual striving for happiness really doesn’t … More Happiness is….

11b. An infusion of transcendence

Whatever spiritual or religious tradition or current exploration that one is living from, it is one’s foundation. And within all the world’s traditions is the teaching that a person is “born from” or “born of” that which is transcendent. In other words, our daily self has profound origins. Step 11, Ground, takes this teaching one … More 11b. An infusion of transcendence

The flame of compassion and awareness

The source of light is fire. The Sun, a campfire, even the light of a light bulb is some form of controlled combustion. Fire within us gives our body warmth, as well as experienced through passion, excitement, and love. The flame of compassion and awareness is also within us. It is this that lights the … More The flame of compassion and awareness