Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Meditation, Nonviolence, Peace

To sit, to meditate is 
already making a statement
for nonviolence and peace. 
It's inside-out; as within, so without. 
Peace begins right here 
as the inner knots are untied; 
and, love unfolds.

Monday, June 01, 2020

Money and God

For several years I gave an annual talk for The Applied Philosophy Institute in Sunnyvale, California. One year the topic was "Money and God." Almost everyone in the audience had deep feelings about the subject. I struggled to bring God and money together in the same breath. One businessman wanted to make it simple. He said, "Money is God. Anything you can say about God, you can also say about money."
"What do you mean?" I responded. "Well, think of the traditional statements about God," he said. "Okay. God is love. God is everywhere. God is infinite. God is all-powerful," I remarked.
"That's it!" he said with delight. "Money is love. Money is everywhere. Money is infinite. Money is all-powerful. People treat you as if they love you when you have lots of money. Everywhere I go there's money -- an ATM machine or bank in every part of the world. Money is so powerful we go to war and give up our lives for it. And, since money is abstract, we can create infinite numbers out of it. Therefore Money is like God, Money is God."
This businessman was serious. He was also deeply disturbed by his position. He was admitting an awesome truth that most people would not take seriously.
Ultimately, all investments start with how we use time. Some say "Time is money." Time is more fundamental then money, and a little closer to God and life. Life is the time we have, so use time well.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Today. Today. Today.

Today. Today. Today.
What is today?
A passing moment in "our" universe.
A travelling point in space-time
wrapped up with our
individual lives
always moving on to
a future. Hello today!
I am here now. 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
are often
disguised as
painful endings.

    ~ attributed to Lao Tzu ~ 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Quantum Strangers

Sliding into spacetime
Again quite lost
Feeling okay with uncertainty
Of nonlocality 
Knowing that it's all entangled 
Like an Argentine tango 
Between two strangers 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Trapped in a Back Room

SOMETIMES A FLY GETS TRAPPED in a back room, attracted to the glass windows. Eventually it dies, not seeing the way out through a darker hallway to an open window. Humans get attached to the bright lights, big billboards, loud sounds, and media distractions. Eventually they can't change of direction back to the quiet voice of truth. They die unfulfilled. ∆

Monday, May 18, 2020

Dawn Breaks

A day of darkness
Lost, lost in worry dreams
Until dawn breaks
Across the night skys