Health | Lifestyle | Personal Growth

To Be Alive

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond them.” — Alan Watts “The sound of the rain needs no translation. In music one doesn’t make the…

Community | Culture | Philosophy | Seasons

Let It Rain

“The sound of the rain needs no translation.” – Alan Watts A rainy weekend dashes the dreams of many. For me it provides an opportunity to refill the pool, water the garden and catch up on reading and favorite old songs from years ago. Songs that pair well with raindrops tapping on hard surfaces. Rainy…

Career | Culture | Garden and Home | Philosophy

Present

“No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and…

Culture

To the Best of My Ability

“However much I may be impressed by the difference between a star and the dark space around it, I must not forget that I can see the two only in relation to each other, and that this relation is inseparable.” – Alan Watts In the United States, we have this peaceful transfer of power every…

Poetry

Living This Now Moment

“We have somehow conned ourselves into the notion that this moment is ordinary. This now moment, in which I’m talking and you’re listening, is eternity.” – Alan Watts Well, we’ve reached it again. Now. Did you expect it to be more? Now.Such that it is. Our time; our only time.Make it shine. I thought about…

Philosophy | Travel

Getting There In Spirit

“I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walking Rising up before the dawn has its advantages.  Mostly in solitude, but also in that dance with light that happens whether you join in or not.  I prefer to…