A Coherent Heart: The Power of Communion with Nature

Standing barefoot in the wet grass, a dog on a lead in each hand, I opened my senses wide to the morning. The scents of wet earth and heady tropical flowers. The cooing of zebra doves and ongoing chorus of songbirds in the trees and lushly verdant ravine. A hazy morning illumination on the mountains…

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Rouse from Inertia: Soul Skill Number 1

I’ve felt it often this past month, a certain heaviness in my bones. Part of that weight is the heat and humidity of summer amid the palm trees of Hawaii’s lowlands, my body not inclined to move much, other than to place myself in front of the cooling fan. There is also something deeper, however,…

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Shelling Beans: An Earthbound Meditation

I realize that it has been two weeks since my last electronic post card went out into the world. Apologies for my absence, I’ve been away. Needing an escape from the urban buzz of O’ahu and endless summer of Hawaii, I took myself on a writing retreat to the home of some dear friends on…

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