Category Archives: Spirituality

The Sacred Ojai Tour

I began taking friends on spiritual adventures to sacred sites around the Ojai Valley area in the mid-1980s. At this point I give clients the Sacred Ojai Tour. I truly love sharing this special place. Ojai is one of the few … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

Discover a world? Explore a frontier? The career is finishing. The family is raised. The game is polished. The home is designed. Is that all? The next step is spirituality. We are troubled by emptiness. Anxiety & depression are rooted … Continue reading

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Mind & Heart

I have been teaching that mindfulness might just as well be called “heartfulness.” In the practice we witness our own body, heart & mind. We observe our thoughts & feelings & so come to know ourselves deeply. And in this process … Continue reading

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Innocence

My business training gave me a set of very clear priorities: You don’t perform a service without a “return on investment.” You don’t leave the room without making sure everyone has your card. You don’t announce an event without a “call to action.” … Continue reading

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Awakening

It begins with the love of living creatures for their own lives. Then the love of mothers & fathers for their children. Then the tribal chieftain who loves the people as if they were family. Then the holy sage who loves each person as if … Continue reading

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Loving Wisdom

“Our lives are not our own.” (Annelle Travis, 1948-2011) My late wife taught the discipline of discipleship – living as a servant to the Masters of Wisdom. Acting as if the Light of the Buddha and the Love of the Christ … Continue reading

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Enlightenment

An incorrigibly humorous friend asked me recently & publicly to speak about enlightenment. Embarrassing. I do know a few enlightened people & they said I could write about how they live as long as I keep their identities private. Enlightened people … Continue reading

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City of Peace

At the end of a good work week I take myself on a solo date. I drive my car into downtown Ventura, park on the fifth floor of the structure, & I am immersed in the energy of the City. The … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL COMMUNICATION

Visualize a golden chalice filled with diamond elixir. Our friendship is the chalice. The elixir is wisdom. I am using the term Spiritual Communication to mean a depth of conscious communion. Spiritual communication is not merely horizontal – with words crossing over between the different … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

If you are reading this blog, then chances are good that you are an intuitive, empathic, creative person. Occasionally, you just know what you need to know. Occasionally, you just feel what others are feeling. You may or may not be … Continue reading

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