It’s time to be free.

You don’t have to disguise yourself any more. I don’t have to disguise myself any more.

Turns out a great secret is in process of being revealed in this time of blood and chaos.

We are being given the opportunity by a Universe of Love to acknowledge the truth that we are not mere mortals created of dust and to dust returning.

You are a pure, radiant Spirit with more power in your hip-pocket than you will ever know. I am a pure, radiant Spirit with more power in my hip-pocket than I will ever know.

We are quick to acknowledge our mortality, and that’s fine, nothing wrong with that.

But let us also acknowledge our immortality and be about the work we are here to do in this world. Let us let our light so shine that there is no one who does not feel its presence and no moment is so small or humdrum or filled with pain that it cannot be touched and healed with the power of our love.

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3 steps to your true purpose

It’s natural, as we age, to wonder at times if our life has had meaning. I had a touching letter from an older reader the other day in which she says, “I don’t seek honor or praise, but just that I left the world a tiny bit better than had I not existed. I don’t […]

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Listening to our own calm, steadfast spirit

We live in a time of great change. Confusion, conflict and fear seem to be on the increase everywhere. And yet paradoxically, something else is intensifying also – the call of our own calm, steadfast spirit, unchanged and unharmed by any of the events transpiring in us or around us. Whether we face adversity in […]

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Doing our best every day no matter what

I received such a touching letter this morning from a reader of my blog who has become a close friend in the past few months, and who recently was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. “My life expectancy is about five years,” my friend wrote, “which I intend to live fully and make it longer!” We […]

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Please read my guest post at Good Life Zen

I’m happy to announce that my good friend, Mary Jaksch, has just published a guest post that I submitted to her a week or so ago entitled “Can adversity be a door to a new life?” I put a lot of myself into this post and would be delighted and very thankful if you’d like […]

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Is death really the end of everything?

Is death really the end of everything? No, it’s not. It’s the end of our physical body, obviously. But it’s not the end of our spirit. How could spirit, which is ageless, ever have an end? Heck, it doesn’t have a beginning, as far as I can see. Many years ago, when I was a […]

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The healing power of a smile

“The expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back.”—Dale Carnegie The human smile has been a source of wonder and mystery for ages.  We are still fascinated by the smile – or the suggestion of a smile – on Mona Lisa’s face. A lot of […]

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Can cancer open a door to a new life?

Can cancer open a door to a new life? And can life keep getting better as we age? Absolutely. There will be dips in our journey, of course. But while aging has its perils and challenges just like any other phase of our lives, it also has a remarkable promise to offer – a promise […]

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Can we trust our first impressions?

It can be interesting, instructive, and fun, too, to keep an eye on our thoughts once in a while. Sometimes the antics of my mind make me laugh, they really do. They have no relationship to reality at all. For example, I was sitting in one of my favorite chairs at the coffee shop this […]

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One man’s thoughts about death

Death. It’s something we don’t like to think about very much, let alone talk about, although it does seem to me that we are becoming more willing to consider this subject these days. This is a good thing, seeing that it is one of the two most significant events we will ever experience, birth being […]

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Does your life have meaning?

Does your life have meaning? Does my life have meaning? It’s a question worth asking ourselves every now and again, no matter what our age may be. For myself, I find a curious paradox in play here. The older I get, the more apt I am to find meaning, joy, and fulfillment in a very […]

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Our body is our best friend

Our body is our best friend. Let us listen to it. Be kind to it. Take care of it. Whatever our age, and whatever our circumstances, our bodies are always doing their best, and they are doing their best now in these challenging times. I’ve been home for two months now following surgery for colon […]

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Thank God for “baby steps”

  Thank God for “baby steps.” As I mentioned in my previous post, I was diagnosed with colon cancer recently. I’ve been home from hospital for just over a month, and it has been a difficult, stressful time, without a doubt. The trick seems to be not to try to do too much, or you’ll be […]

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Finding joy in life and death

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer – or any other major illness – is a life-changing event no matter what our age. I’ve been quiet on this blog for a while because 6-7 weeks ago, after a routine colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Coming events do sometimes cast their shadow, I believe, though of […]

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My new book “bright and insightful,” says Ken Wilber

I’m very happy to announce that my new book, The Secret Promise of Aging: Finding Meaning, Joy and Inner Peace as Years Fly By, has been published in print and Kindle versions at Amazon. The book has already earned high praise from best-selling authors like Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision, Sharon Salzberg, author […]

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