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How Do We Stop Fighting About Covid?

We have become incredibly polarized in our current time. Why are we fighting so much? Why is it so hard to see other people’s point of view? Why is Covid-19 now in the same category as religion and politics - not to be discussed in polite company? What if we could not only stop fighting about this, but we could actually learn from each other, expanding our understanding of the world? What if we could  use the controversy that we are experiencing to our advantage? A few nights ago, my grown daughter called me wanting to understand why I saw the current situation the way I did. She said that she had done some research and just couldn't come up with the same conclusions that I believed so strongly. She said that she respected my opinion and genuinely wanted to understand where I was coming from. So, I presented [...]

By |2020-05-13T22:44:46-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Philosophy, Relationships|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Would Green Economy Look Like?

Dreaming in a new world. What would a green economy look like? What would it take to have an environmentally friendly way of living? Right now, a country’s success is often gauged by its GDP, its Gross Domestic Product. This measures much a country produces in a year? Since this is a measure of success, the obviously desire is to maximize it. This seems reasonable. A strong country would manufacture many things. It is a sign of great productivity, prowess and vision. The problem is that the only way to manufacture things is to consume natural resources. By maximizing production, we are maximizing the consumption of our natural resources which are obviously limited. At some point, we are going to run out. So within this model of believing that the success of a country is based on its Gross domestic product, we will never have [...]

Finding Your Centre in the Middle of the Storm

Many years ago, my first teacher told me that I needed to find my “personal reference points” to find true inner peace. He said that as long as I defined my personal comfort zone based on circumstances, “things” or people around me, I would always be susceptible to my world getting turned upside down. I needed to find an inner definition of self that was unchanging so that no matter what changed around me, I would always have my centre. So, what are these reference points that he speaks of? Times of “No Thought” “Even in ordinary life you feel the futility of words. And if you don’t feel the futility of words, that shows that you have not been alive at all, that shows that you’ve lived very superficially… When for the first time something starts happening which is beyond words, life has happened to you… When the [...]

By |2020-03-24T15:47:34-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Hope, Meditation, Mystic Life, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

How to Not Be Overwhelmed in Times of Mass-Hysteria

Sensitive people are often considered “empaths”. This means that they literally feel other people’s emotions in the same way that a psychic can read your mind. We are all empathic to a point. But, as in all giftings, some people are much more than others. And for these people, times such as these are extremely difficult. You can leave the house feeling just fine. You have had your coffee. Maybe you meditated. You have thought about what is going on in the world and have come to some kind of peace about it. And then, you step outside of the door. You see empty streets. You see people walking 6 feet apart from each other, afraid to touch anything that someone else might have touched. Afraid that someone might cough. But more than that, you can feel the fear and panic in other people. Suddenly, your system is overwhelmed with so much input, your mind [...]

By |2020-03-24T15:47:13-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Take Advice from Everyone

Everyone is an Oracle I am always open to anything anyone tells me. It doesn’t matter if you are someone I love and respect or someone who pushes my buttons and makes me angry. I always like hearing what you have to say… well maybe not right away, but in the end, it’s always awesome. This is because I treat everyone like they are an oracle which means that they aren’t necessarily saying the truth. They are simply saying what I need to hear in that moment. The Matrix One of my favourite scenes from the Matrix is when Neo goes to visit the oracle: Neo: And [the oracle] knows what, everything? Morpheus: She would say she knows enough. Neo: And she's never wrong. Morpheus: Try not to think of it in terms of right and wrong. She is a guide. She can help you to find the path. [...]

By |2020-02-29T17:12:16-04:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Talking to Strangers about the Weather is Important

I love talking to strangers... well, I love talking to people period. And this includes people I’ve known and loved for a long time and total strangers in the street, behind the cash register, and even driving in the car next to me while stuck in traffic. And yet, as I walked to Starbucks this morning at 6am, the streets were empty and every so often, I would pass someone. Sometimes they would easily turn to me, smile and say “Good morning”. But more often, they would make an effort to look the other way and not make connection. The strange thing is that it takes extra effort to NOT make contact with someone close to you. Those other people definitely saw me. They were aware of where I was. They knew exactly when I was going to pass them. The most natural, magnetic response would be to simply [...]

By |2020-02-17T20:44:40-04:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

PMS – The Gentle Time in a Woman’s Cycle

In the few days before and during a woman’s bleeding time, she is in her most gentle state. She feels the web of everyone. She feels those closest to her… including herself. It is an important time of truth. It is a time when we cannot look away… because we aren’t supposed to. In a few days, our cycle will turn outwards again and we will be able to ignore the things we were shown… to a point. But then we must look at them again in 28 days… with a little more sadness and despair that it will not change. In this time, we must listen and trust that what we feel is not only true, that it is important. It is not a time to make decisions because we are deep in the emotion of life. It is a time to recognize a truth and stand in [...]

By |2020-01-21T17:29:20-04:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Hope, Philosophy, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Our Attitude is Everything – The Details Don’t Matter

Sitting in a Sea of PeopleI was sitting at Union Station in Toronto in the midst of the commuter rush. The majority of people were dressed identically in blue/black suits (men and women). Black coats, black bags, hurrying off to work. As I sat on the train to get there, I listened to the people on their phone discussing moving assets here and there, rescheduling this meeting, making sure a certain person was considered, solving problems of all kinds.The interesting thing was that it all sounded the same. Not only did all the conversations sound alike, I realized that they (we) have some version of these conversations every single day for years and years. These people have been commuting on this train every day perhaps for decades having similar conversations, solving similar challenges.Even if they changed jobs and were interacting with different people, it all really seemed the same. (Btw, I [...]

By |2019-11-11T12:21:25-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hope, Philosophy, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Choices We Make When We’re Lonely

I found myself sitting in a walk-in clinic in Toronto and wondering if the cute doctor was working. A few years ago, I was anemic and had been visiting the clinic regularly for blood tests and there was one particular doctor who was just a lovely human (and pretty cute). And as I sat there, memories from back then came flooding back. I remember becoming a little obsessed with him. I looked for him on Facebook. I remember wondering if he was single. When I figured out that he had a girlfriend, I creeped her photos. As I think of this today, I can’t believe I did it. But then I thought about how I felt back then. Where was I emotionally? Why would I do that? Because I was so lonely. And with this loneliness comes the fear that there is no one out there for us. We [...]

By |2019-09-03T13:44:32-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Hope, Relationships, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Love May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

People are falling in love all around me. Yesterday, I met a new friend who said that she met a man and has fallen in love. Two days before that, a good friend came for lunch. “You wouldn’t believe it. She lived right down the street from me.” A week before that, another friend fell in love with a man she met on Tinder. Today, I found out that another friend is dating a man who is blowing her mind. And what do all of these stories have in common?  THEY NEVER WOULD HAVE RECOGNIZED THIS PERSON. In every story, their new love doesn’t fit what they thought they were looking for, attracted to or wanted in their life. For some, the person isn’t physically, or intellectually what they thought they were attracted to. For others, they live too far away, have animals, children, the “wrong” job, or just [...]

By |2020-01-21T17:26:36-04:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Relationships|0 Comments