Tag Archive: Self Improvement

Sep 05

Be a Good Ancestor Today

My Wife and Son releasing fish into our pond.

“Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors” – Jonas Salk (Developer of the first Polio Vaccine) Recently I have ran across several blogs, topics, books, podcasts, etc., promoting the message, “Be a Good Ancestor Today”. While it appears that the message originates from the above quote by Dr. Salk, the message has recently been …

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Aug 03

Rolling With the Punches of Life

Ice Covered Buds

It is inevitable that life will throw us curve-balls. Sometimes living in the now is painful because the present moment is not pleasant. However, it is important to not let the curve-balls of life bring us down more than necessary, we must learn to roll with the punches of life.

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Jul 21

The Importance of Love, Compassion, and Kindness

Power of Light

During the first day of teachings that preceded the Kalachakra, H.H. The Dalai Lama, gave what amounted to a comparative religion lecture. One of the keys to his lecture was the fact that the attributes of love, compassion, and kindness are central tenants of every world religion. Every world religion teaches these attributes because they …

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Apr 28

You Really Can’t Take it With You

Credit Card

“Nothing can be taken with us but the seeds of our life’s work and our spiritual knowledge” – H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama One of the main ways to “rank” a society is to look at how much its citizens spend. Therefore, the more citizens spend on new clothes, homes, cars, electronic gadgets, etc. the stronger …

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Apr 19

The Power of “Why?”

GSR Library

Most people are familiar with the stage that children go through, where they ask endless questions, and every answer is followed by the question of “Why?”. Children go through this stage because it allows them to explore the world around them,  and make meaningful connections with the new knowledge they are gaining. As adults, we …

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Apr 12

Enjoying the Small God Moments

Brown Bear Lake, Canada Sunset

I do not claim to be any kind of spiritual teacher or guru, I am merely a seeker of truth. However, from time to time I have people who approach me for personal/spiritual advice. One of the questions that I am often asked is “where is God?”. Usually the individual says that they have been …

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