What is faith? It is belief in something without sufficient evidence. Billions of people pride themselves as being people of faith. Conversely, the atheist prides herself in being skeptical. I.e. she withholds faith until sufficient evidence presents itself…Read More
Who are you? You can answer with your name. But that’s merely the word by which you are called.
You can say that you are an engineer or artist. But that indicates what you do, or describes your career.
If you are proud of your lineage, you may point to the fact that you are the daughter of King X or Y. But that merely indicates your relation to another human being.
You could say that…Read More
What does it all mean? What is the meaning of life? These are the great pseudo questions of religion and philosophy, and I suspect that you have asked them as well.
We’ve been told that in the absence of a meaningful answer, there is a great void in our lives that must be filled with something: An idea, a myth or a person. But what if this was an imaginary problem? What if it is an illusion or story we’ve told ourselves for millennia?
UPDATE: Arianna Huffington read this piece and asked for it to be published on Thrive Global. Published, Nov 2017 as ’A Letter to Christian Parents’. Click to open.
The Chinese have an insightful word for the concept of 'nature'. It is pronounced, 'Ziran,' and means 'of itself', 'naturally' or 'spontaneously.' Think about it, a tree does not grow as tall as it possibly can, because someone or something told it to. Instead, this is all it knows. It's desire to reach its full potential flows naturally and spontaneously from within.Read More
A mentor of mine once shared, that sure, it is a good thing when you learn to tolerate those with other world views, but it is an even greater thing when you learn, not only to tolerate, but to embrace.
To 'embrace'... it is such a liberating force. All expressions of true love spring forth from it. All success is preceded by it. It is like a fountainRead More
A whole new world has opened for me. The religious teachers in my formative years have told me not to touch, and not to handle... that it will lead me off the straight and narrow. Now, some years later, I can see exactly why. Because it did indeed lead me off the path they have wanted for me...Read More