Walking on the Beach

Walking barefoot on the sand at the beach is good for our ankles and our balance. We leave our footprints in the sand, but the water comes and goes and erases our footprints. They are temporary. It is the same for all the impressions we leave in life. Yet the footprints of sages and saints…

Go Easy on Someone

To become a U.S. Navy Seal, a person has to undergo intense training and pass numerous tests. If the training was easy, everyone could become a Seal. This career is for a chosen few. Similarly, in life, those who want to grow spiritually cannot do so by desiring an easy life. Someone, or something, has…

The End of the World

In 2012, I was traveling with my spiritual Master and, everywhere we went, He was asked about the end of the world according to the Mayan culture. My Master even wrote a book titled, 2012. In movies and TV shows, many stories are based on prophesies. Someone who can talk to God and predict the…

Wanting Eternal Peace and Bliss

I saw peace in the lives of spiritual Masters. Many were given names that ended in Ananda, which means, “peace and bliss.” My life has been a roller-coaster ride. How could I get peace? I thought I could experience it by sitting in silence and by staying away from situations that disturbed my peace. I…

Bloopers

At the end of Jackie Chan movies, they show all the bloopers that took place during the making of the movies. These make us laugh. Today many movies have copied that. Even sports bloopers make us laugh. In Shaqtin’ A Fool videos on nba.com, we enjoy the basketball bloopers. I only wish I had a…

Faulty Wiring

The power companies in California have faulty wiring. High winds, which can cause sparks in the power lines, can set fires. People who have blocked arteries can end up with heart attacks. Many places remove wax from our ears so we do not end up with a faulty connection when listening. The misery of humanity…

Hard Work

A person may be very hard-working and honest yet not get worldly success while a person who is not as hard-working, but who has talents, may be more successful. It does not seem fair. We feel unlucky and that God is not on our side. We feel our actions should reward us in a just…

Listening to God

If you tell people that God talks to you, they will think you are crazy. Others will think you are talking to God but the mind is playing tricks on you. God tests you to see your obedience, your love and focus, whether you have the patience to wait for the answers and the correct…

Life Sentence

Some prisoners are given life sentences for the crimes they have committed. Some who are married, feel that they, too, have been sentenced to life imprisonment. A prisoner has no chance of reformation, just a lifetime of punishment. God, too, has given us a life sentence to be here on this earth plane. Some people,…

Blurry Vision

When you go to the ophthalmologist, the doctor puts drops in your eyes to dilate the pupils so he can get an image of your eyes. When you are finished, your vision is blurred. The sun seems very bright and you have to wear sunglasses. It is irritating. Most of us have blurry vision our…

Doing Good

We are not supposed to be attached to doing good. That attachment also can disturb your peace. If everything is done in the spirit of service, that helps everyone, including yourself. If you are attached, then a selfish motive takes place. For example, if I’m attached to writing this thought as my daily good deed,…

Flexibility

When I was younger, I achieved the rank of second-degree black belt in Tae-kwon-do. My body was very flexible, but now I laugh at myself for losing my flexibility. You realize you are out of shape when you need go to the gym to work on your flexibility. And after the classes finish, you feel…