The eyes are a window to your soul William Shakespeare (supposedly) Gaze attentively into the pools of passion, truth, and emotion. Stare into the depths and become swallowed up in the mystery of the person in front of you. That is if you’re able to do so without the individual thinking you’re insane, feeling uncomfortable, […]Read more "Window to the Soul"
Just then, Ali, the guy whose side I was agreeing with, snapped at me. “It is not about right or wrong; it is do you understand!” Matthew McConaughey, GREENLIGHTS I’ve been pondering this scene for weeks now. Until coming across that concept in GREENLIGHTS, I had never considered that disagreements shouldn’t be about right or […]Read more "It is not about right or wrong"
“And if you’re thinking, just now, ‘Why me, O God?’ The answer is, God has nothing to do with it. In fact, God is never in France this time of year.” Dorleac, The Count of Monte CristoRead more "This time of year"
Today is a very special day for me. 29 years ago, my best friend was born. She also happens to be my sister. We’ve been essentially tied at the hip from the time she could walk. Have I always been the best older brother? Negative. I know that I have fallen short in the category. […]Read more "A special day"
Editors Note: I originally wrote this back in 2016 on another blog. I decided to re-publish and update it after seeing the recent Church Policies and Guidelines. I read a lengthy post on Facebook about how “energy healing” is from Satan and that it is probably the mark of the beast – ok, it doesn’t […]Read more "Energy Healing is Satanic! … or something"
Recollection “Are you praying, Elder?” asked Elder Ward. “Hmmm? Oh. Yes. I am!” he responded. Truthfully, he hadn’t been. He had been captured a daydream, in which he was somewhere else. He had been thinking not of home, but of a future life. Besides, to pray to God is not to hear from God, and […]Read more "Dreams, Recollections, and Reality"
There is a common idiom in the English language: resign oneself to (something). The individual accepts what one must do, undertake, or endure. It is a type of acceptance of fate, or what one knows must come next. I look from my third story apartment across the way. I see three young men, each wearing […]Read more "Resignation"
I wrote this post in April of 2014 for a different blog. It remains one of my favorite pieces of writing. From time to time, I go back, read it, and make minor adjustments. Today, I felt it was appropriate to make adjustments and transfer it to this blog. I hope you enjoy it as […]Read more "April will come — she will"
I have been struggling to find what to write, or even if I should write, regarding the death – murder – of George Floyd. I realized that what I want to write isn’t about solutions, about the problems, or about the heartache I feel. No. Instead, I will write about the calm amid the storm. […]Read more "Calm amid the storm"
I recently did the math on how long it would take to reach 10,000 hours of meditation. Previously, I was meditating 10-minutes per day; that requires six sessions for an hour of meditation. It would require 60,000 sessions, at ten minutes per session, to reach 10,000 hours! For those of you who are quick with […]Read more "Progess"