AVAILABLE LIGHT: Resting In Aware Peace

It seems we’re going to continue this emerging “AVAILABLE LIGHT” theme; it might open up more possibilities all around to widen and deepen our recognition of this multi-faceted jewel we call our Self. In short, it’s a theme that helps by adding various and sundry voices to the choir! So here’s this edition and along […]

AVAILABLE LIGHT: Peace in Times Like These

Whatever our disposition these days, most of us can agree on one thing: we’re stressed BIGTIME! So, that said and accepted as our opening assumption, (based on an ongoing survey of dozens and dozens of fellow Peet’s cafe dwellers this Media month) we’ll move on out of the weeds and words and into that more […]

(53) LIVING HERE: Remembering facts, forgetting opinions

Hi, Is there any need to awaken mankind? Thank you Regards, C. —– Hi C, thanks for the note; there’s many perspectives invoked by your question, but today I’ll take a perspective founded on a simple truth I’ve been savoring, as expressed by one of my teachers, Nisargadatta Maharaj: “Forget opinions, remember facts” Exploring facts […]

(52) LIVING HERE: S.O.S. (Sources Of Stress)

Life itself, and the living of it, has its natural challenges for food, clothing and shelter, but it does not have to be so psychologically stressful. If and when it is – which is often – perhaps the following four bottom-line observations may provide a little useful insight. Of course, these few pointers only touch […]


The theme “Enjoying Life, Living Here” has been delighting me these days, and I’d like to share some reflections on this subject here and now: “So what’s it like to enjoy life living here?” That’s the question ringing down the corridors of my mind this week and it’s a bit of a challenge to talk […]

(50) LIVING HERE: An Epiphany In Space

​On his return voyage, looking out the porthole at our blue Earth and the actual planets and stars floating in the vastness of space, the 6th man to walk on the moon, Edgar Mitchell, had an epiphany: “That was an overwhelming sense of oneness,of connectedness,” he said in an interview years after the Apollo 14 […]

(49) LIVING HERE: Letters to a young poet

“M” and I first met a few weeks ago in a cafe in Seal Beach, CA. He was sharing a poem he’d just composed sitting in the light by the window; he showed it to me and we began to talk about it in the context of searching and how writing can be a tool […]

(48) LIVING HERE: Beauty in the absurd.

A feathered friend said to me “Keep that sense of absurdity. It’s easy to find, you’d have to be blind To look at life and not to see The real beauty in absurdity.” “Beauty resides in flawed things” said she to me “In what delights our curiousity. And you’re so really not unlike me It’s […]


I’m inclined to post a few of these daily delights, for stress. Be well! We can live for – or with – money and things. Happiness lies in knowing when enough’s enough. Like music, we’re all the same design…with variations. Be like a plant; love where you are and you will flourish. Feel free to […]

(46) LIVING HERE: A Brief History of the Timeless…kinda!

I just watched a fine video of physicist Stephen Hawking, author of “A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME” and am inspired to post these few, random observations about the timeless. I must of course, declare here and now that I do not know anything – only a little about things- but am merely passing on some, […]