Lost In Thought

Things are rarely as good as we hope or as bad as we fear them to be.  Our imaginations exaggerate the truth.  We allow ourselves to get carried away by our thoughts and we lose perspective on what is real and right in front of us.  We begin to look past what matters, seeing only…

What If

God does not exist in “what if.” “What if” is the home of fear, anxiety, and expectation.  It is the place where hope and anticipation live, but where presence and appreciation die.  God does not exist in the future of our imaginations.  He does not reside in our wishes or worries.  God exists in what…

Fleeting Moments

We only get so many moments in a day before it has passed us by, never to return.  Within each of these moments is an opportunity.  We can either cherish and enjoy these moments for the precious gift that they are or we can squander them with endless distractions and desires.  Whatever we choose to…

Presence Now

We cannot make up for our past absence. The best we can do is to be available now. Be present now. We cannot make up for lost time. It is vanity to even try. Time passed will never return. This moment is here, now. Remove expectations. Remain open to possibilities. Be here, now. Holistic Budo:…