The Parable of Ten Dollars

The Parable of Ten Dollars

One day, a merchant set out on a short trip to collect a debt of ten dollars from a man living several miles away. After paying a boatman five dollars to take him across a river, the merchant was unable to find the man and had to pay another five dollars to make his...
Don’t Say I Don’t Know

Don’t Say I Don’t Know

I don’t know. How many times have you given that response when asked how you feel, what’s wrong, or what you need? It’s a common response, but it’s not true because you do know–you just don’t want to say it. Bummer. I Don’t Know…Really? In 2011, the USA Network ran an...
Have you been hit by a poison arrow?

Have you been hit by a poison arrow?

The Poison Arrow is one of my favorite Buddhist parables (I seem to have many favorite parables). I have been guided to repost this entry from 2016 because we are in a time of a great need for letting go. I hope you enjoy this replay. I encourage you to come back to...
Commentary from Sri Swami Satchidanda

Commentary from Sri Swami Satchidanda

Sri Swami Satchidanda wrote one of my favorite books from the Hindu tradition – The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali. Some of you may remember this passage because I posted it on my first website many years ago. I am moved to share it. Remember who you are You seem to...
My Beautiful Balloon – Up, Up, and Away

My Beautiful Balloon – Up, Up, and Away

We all have a beautiful balloon even if it is in disguise. What does your beautiful balloon look like? Where is it taking you? Do you even recognize that you have one? Your mission is to find yours and ride it up, up, and away. We each came into this life with a set...
The Parable of the Sand Castles

The Parable of the Sand Castles

Some children were building sand castles beside a river. The sand castles were many sizes and shapes but each child defended his castle fiercely and said, “This one is mine.” They kept their castles separate and would not allow any mistakes about which was whose. When...

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