#56 The Crisis of Identity

“’The more you make your thoughts (beliefs) into your identity, the more cut off you are from the spiritual dimension with yourself.’” – Eckhart Tolle As I sit under a tree amongst many in Golden Gate Park, I venture into my backpack and grab a few fruits I packed. I took out an apple and …

#54 Gratitude Is All We Need

I was one of the lucky ones. I had two loving parents that gave me more than one could ask for in a thousand lifetimes. We had some tough times, but what family doesn’t? Even when those tough times were happening, I was never worried. I always had a roof over my head, clothes on …

#52 How to Find the Path to Joy

We may travel to far places We may acquire opulence through the material We may have many lovers, friendships, and a great social life We may find love in another being to pass our time with We may have beautiful children that we care for deeply We may carry deep and strong belief structures about …

#50 Assertive Spirituality

There is a misconception that when one starts to engage in spiritual practices such as meditation and mindfulness, that it’s necessary to lay a red carpet of passivity. Since becoming more spiritual and aware of the material world around me, I’ve been able to navigate through the world of 10,000 things, as Lao Tzu would …

#48 The Mark of a Servant

“‘I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.’”  – R. Tagore  Yesterday I got to work earlier than normal because a customer from the East Coast requested a call. Just when I was about to get to the office, he canceled. I wasn’t upset in the slightest. …

#46 The Stop Sign

Today I started my mornings like most. I was up at 5:30 am, washed up, strapped my ankle brace on, laced up my almost lifeless Puma’s, and set foot for Golden Gate Park. It’s become a favorite destination of mine. Now that I live only a few blocks from it, it has become a welcomed …