Like a Flower

As I was praying for someone, the image of a flower came into my mind. A beautiful flower, it clearly represented the young woman for whom I was praying. I reflected on flowers, how delicate they can appear, yet they have such strength to grow and blossom even under adverse circumstances. They become so beautiful, … More Like a Flower

The Cave

A while ago, I had a special dream. I was walking through a rather barren wasteland. It seemed like nothing would grow there; it was all dried up and rather colorless. Then the terrain became even more rocky and I saw a cave a little way up a mountainside. I climbed up and went inside. … More The Cave

Why Does Humankind Consist of Men and Women?

Perhaps it is obvious that humankind should consist of men and women, two genders, not just one. After all, “it takes two to tango” doesn’t it? But, on the other hand, why would one kind of human being not have been enough? Problems between the two genders have occurred throughout history, often with disastrous results, … More Why Does Humankind Consist of Men and Women?

The Unbroken Heart

During a recent meditation I had a deep experience. It started by entering an antique store with some friends. The store was dusty and full of old things, mostly junk. Nothing was very interesting to me. The owner, an old man, approached me and invited me to come to a back room. When we entered … More The Unbroken Heart

Becoming an Author

I wasn’t always an author, or even an editor, but I was always some kind of academic. With parents who were teachers, my mother a music teacher and my father a psychology professor, that’s not really surprising. But my interest initially was in science, so the only writing I did and was trained to do … More Becoming an Author