Meet Louie

Of the many words of wisdom imparted by Swami Satchidananda, the one I most often repeat to myself is this: Let nothing disturb your peace. And while this might sound at first a little unrealistic, the essence of this valuable reminder is that, when I have a decision to make, the criterion is pretty simple. […]

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Has Anybody Seen My Muse?

The sole purpose of this sentence is to transform this blank page into one with words on it. Whew! Now the page is not blank and I can move forward. Because, you see, I am alone at the keyboard today. My muse is missing. At first I didn’t realize she was gone. My corporate day […]

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Things I Know After 50-Something Years of Life

“The more I know, the less I understand. All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again.” Don Henley, J. D. Souther These are lines from former Eagle Don Henley’s The Heart of the Matter, my favorite of his songs. Its words of lost love, betrayal and forgiveness resonate with me on so many levels, but […]

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Interview with a Monkey Mind

My mind has a mind of its own. I’m relieved to know I’m not alone in this. Apparently it’s been a common struggle throughout the ages, so we can’t even blame cell phones and video games for our gnat-sized attention spans. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a much-studied ancient text on the art and […]

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