During a bike ride to the office, I paused to share an experience that seems relevant during this time of uncertainty.
When I awoke this morning I was reflecting on the current occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon by a group of out of state militants. I was reminded of something I wrote some time ago. Most of us greet the New Year with at least some degree of uncertainty. Predicting where we […]
Moldova update (I will write later on Uganda) The purpose of my trip to Moldova in September and October was to deepen my understanding of the culture and region of Moldova and to assess whether or not there is a future project that could make a sustainable difference. Progress was made in deepening my understanding […]
The Three Questions is a story by Tolstoy concerning an emperor who, in the course of ruling his realm, confronts three questions. The first question is: “What is the best time to start a task? How does on avoid missing the appropriate time, so that one may have no regret?” The second question is: “What […]
It is important to celebrate our heritage, be it cultural, ethnic or spiritual. It is also important to respect those of others. However, only acknowledging what makes us different from others, while ignoring the common source of life that connects us all, leads to divisiveness rather than harmony. Our true identity is to be found […]
True and lasting peace will be realized only by forging bonds of trust between people at the deepest level, in the depths of their very lives. – Daisaku Ikeda Looking back over my years of having a spiritual practice I have noticed a couple of key principles that continue to make a difference in my […]