How Does One Attain True Peace?

From my podcast of the same name. How can we attain true peace, especially this time of year, when responsibilities and family matters may be pressing.  What is the secret to acquiring true tranquility in the midst of chaos? I saw this quote at our friends’ house.  “Peace: it does not mean to be in […]

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Nodding Silently

From Wendell Berry’s “Sabbaths 2000, II” in Given: Poems. [Post image: Winter Walk by Alfi007 on stock.xchng]

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How Will I Be Different By Being in the World?

On Tuesday we talked about our impact on the world.  Today, we’re talking about the world’s impact on us.  How will we be different by being in the world?  Can we control what we absorb? Our world is comprised of many factors—all of which can have a positive or negative affect.  It’s our job to […]

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How Will the World Be Different Because of Me?

Today’s post is taken from my podcast entitled How Will the World Be Different Because of Me?  On Thursday, I’ll post the second part of this conversation, entitled How Will I Be Different By Being in the World? First, today, how can we change the world, and what can we start doing today to inspire […]

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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

From my podcast of the same name. What things would you like to tell your younger self, if given the opportunity?  I’ve often thought I would never want to re-live my life again—heavens, no!—but I would like to have had some timely advice for things I was experiencing.  I wonder, though, if I would have […]

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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