the guru

We bow our heads in quiet servitude to the dust, our lips form prayers to gods, who long ago abandoned us. We huddle together in a candle lit room; frankincense, jasmine, and sage, form  broken patterns in the air; amethyst rock, lapis lazuli, crystal quartz, and rose guard the four corners of the room, silent sentries and witnesses to our …

glastonbury 2008

“The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember or pretend you remember.” – Harold Pinter — I spent the day in Glastonbury yesterday. I went to visit an old friend and take in some of the sacred sites.

stand together

The soldiers tossed the chicken Bones, they didn’t like his politics. Strung him up on a cross and Gambled for his ragged clothes. Cancel the Second Coming, The church has decreed, no Heroic figure can save us From our avarice, lust, and greed. The twisted logic of confrontation And violence are meant to be Suffered in silence, let the ruthless …

my prezzies

delonghi waffle maker the philosopher’s toolkit (baggini and fosl) the complete works of michel de montaigne alien and aliens dvd snickers 5-pack cadbury dairy milk double choc small time crooks dvd notebooks socks iron man dvd poetry speaks: the poetry lover’s calendar the incredible hulk dvd and lots of love

the one who brings the light to heal

Everyone is a complimentary therapist or healer it seems these days.  Go to any meditation group or spiritual gathering and most of the people in the room will be a practitioner  of some form of alternative therapy.  Most will be practicing their “art” part-time with ambitions to pursue their “passion” full-time.  This was certainly the situation I found myself in …

question 53

Do you agree that modern men and women are alienated, confused, and suffer from profound doubt?”

a letter to god

Dear God, I just realized it’s your son’s birthday next week. I thought it would be a good time to drop you a line. How long has it been since we last spoke? It’s got to be at least 2,500 years or so. Time flies doesn’t it? I can imagine, being a deity and all, that 2,500 years is probably …

preface to the world

life confronts death and death laughs power is amused and love is confused

journal pages

I drew an interesting mandala this morning.  Click on the imagine to get a bigger view.  By all means share your thoughts as to its possible meanings.

life is

life is confusing life is good life is crazy life is upside down life is limited life is awkward life is exciting life is scary life is brilliant life is dumb life is mad life is love life is a cold beer and a pretty girl

in the garden

i was in the garden this morning listening to the wind stroke the leaves of the trees a gentle rustling, a caring touch a soothing sound to a contemplative heart Much like the sound of your voice whispering to me sweet vibrations from your heart, a gentle stroke i can feel the care in the tender tremor of your words …

june

We kissed briefly, and only once, by the same fence where I almost got struck by lighting.

back on my feet

I am finally back o my feet after having been laid low for the past week with ‘the bug’ that has been going around this season.  I am not a good one for being sick.  I avoid it at all costs.  I usually avoid going to the doc as well.  This time I had to go because twice while I …

no heat

Jack Frost is biting hard today.  Our boiler is broke.  I have called eon 3 times.  The first call was 8pm last night.  Three times, three different call reps, each have started our conversation with, “My system is down at the moment.  Can I take your details and arrange to have the planning team call you back.”  I called again …

go to war or go to jail

(The photo is of me on a training exercise back in the day.  Note:  I have an AK47 in my hand.  Rawdawg will appreciate that.  Click on the photo to see a larger version.) — Here is a little known fact: by formal education, I am a military historian.  You start life down one path, then end up on another.  …

freaky karma

I recently had the opportunity to direct and edit Freaky Karma’s new music video of their song, Wake Up.  Freaky Karma is Emma and Andrew, two talented musicians.  After you look at the video, check out their Myspace page here.

the learning journey

One of my essays on leadership was published on The Learning Journey.  Take a look.

$passion: cha ching

Does finding your life path mean you then need to put a price tag on it and sell it to other people? That seems to be the trend.  And then these same people get disillusioned when they find that nobody wants to buy their ˜passion.” People in the helping industry (coaching, therapy, alternative medicine, holistic whatever) seem to be most …

will of a man

I feel I am coming into my own at last in finding my what and my why.  It is imperative that I keep the will up.  As Mohammad Ali once said, “it’s not the skill of a man, it’s a the will of man that makes the difference.”