Resistance

  I’ve taught Tai Chi for over 15 years, but as with everything I am still learning,  I love the fluid movements – the spiraling, flowing dance that soothes my soul and energizes me.  Afterwards I feel calm, alert and balanced inside and out. It looks so soft and gentle. But Tai Chi is the…

Snowman

‘Send me something lovely,’ I asked Laura as I walked into Carl Schurz park, just after one of the March Nor’Easter’s. There was a few inches of snow on the ground and I felt in need of cheering up. If you follow this blog you’ll know that since my wife Laura passed I sometimes say…

Worry Wort

A few years ago I gave up worrying. I realized I never worried about the right things.  It was those things that I hadn’t foreseen that blind-sided me. Things like getting MS, mum having a stroke and Laura dying. Also worrying takes up a huge amount of mental space and a lot of energy. And as…

Subway Karma

I am starting to believe that every little thought and action, no matter how small, has an echo, a response from the universe.  Every little act of generosity, every little act of grumpiness or negativity pings back at us almost immediately.  I suspect once you start to look for it, you’ll start noticing too.  My…

The Guru Within

The guru that you’ve been looking for is within.  Everything that you need is here inside.  All the answers and all the guidance.  You just have to listen. Still the mind and listen, and feel your own truth. I’ve spent much of my life looking for someone to guide me, to give me clues and…

Everyday Karma

I used to think karma played out over a large time span, maybe over several lives.  And during my past-life regression in 2014, I certainly got to see how my bad behavior in one past life, hitting someone over the head with a stone (admittedly after they killed my baby), eerily played out in this…