Greatest Desire and Dread are the Same Thing

The question I have for you today is this, “What is your biggest desire …. And ….. what is your biggest dread?” For our greatest desire, many of us might say …. More money, perfect partner, a great job, to find my passion, or maybe to retire early, or find inner...

Loving Hate

Let’s talk about hate, which is probably not anyone’s favorite topic! First, most humans have some hate, although most of us would not admit it. Hate is just an energy, like any emotion is energy, although it is a very intense and socially unacceptable emotion. Hate...

Acceptance and Nonresistance

Today I’d like to share one of the key teachings on how to reduce suffering: acceptance and nonresistance. These two practices can change one’s life from struggle and fight and resistance to accepting and even loving what is. Countless spiritual teachers have taught...

Catholic Abuse and Disclosure

What would Jesus say or do? Between 1950 and 2016, 6,721 priests were reported to US bishops for allegedly abusing children. These were only the ones reported. So what is going on? Why is this happening? Well, on one level, we can see that sexual distortion and sexual...

Fat is Yummy … and Healthy!

Let’s talk fat. We have been led to believe that fat is bad, that we should adhere to a low fat diet. Then why do Americans keep getting fatter? Truth is …. Fat is good, or at least some fats. In depth studies in dozens of countries have shown no link between...

Why, Who and What? 

Today I have three questions that could change your life, and the lives of those around you as well. In a general sense, the questions are Why, Who and What, but let me get more specific. The first questions is represented by an acronym: WAIT. Why Am I...