Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

To steal the line from one of everyone’s favorite movies, but now to look at it from a different angle. Forest’s mama told him that life surprises you with it’s events just like the surprise of opening a box of chocolates, “never knowing what you’re gonna get.” In my journal writing this morning I hadContinue reading “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates”

Build a Bridge to Your Dreams, by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD.

All the great Teachers have laid stress upon the importance, not of envisaging an enormous period of time before you to do the difficult things of the spiritual life, but to pay attention to the little passing moments, the minutes and hours of each day. Therefore they taught: Fill the day full; watch over it,Continue reading “Build a Bridge to Your Dreams, by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD.”

“Walk Down the Path,” by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD.

“The surrender of the ego is the most difficult thing we have to do….The surrender of the ego is the ONLY way of life.”-Bede Griffiths, Hindu-Christian Mystic Those of us who feel drawn to the spiritual life have a long and uncertain road ahead. We have no guarantee of success or even of progress. TheContinue reading ““Walk Down the Path,” by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD.”

Build Your Concentration Skills, by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD.

“Divine consciousness makes us feel that God is right here, inside each life-breath, inside each heartbeat, inside everyone and everything around us.”-Sri Chinmay, Spiritual Teacher We have lost the ability to pay attention with the diligence necessary to see the hidden, divine side of things. Painter, poets, and mystics catch glimpses of it. To seeContinue reading “Build Your Concentration Skills, by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD.”

Forget About Whether or not It’s Working, by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD.

“There is a saying, ‘To catch two birds with one stone.’ That is what people usually try to do. Because they want to catch too many birds they find it difficult to be concentrated on one activity, and they may end up not catching any birds at all!”-Suunryu Suzuki, Soto Zen Monk We can getContinue reading “Forget About Whether or not It’s Working, by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD.”

Everything Falling Into Place, by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”-Hamlet, William Shakespeare Westerners have become accustomed to thinking of time as an arrow, moving always forward in a linear fashion. We think of ourselves as perched on the razor’s edge between a never-arriving future and an always-gone past. This concept of time wouldContinue reading “Everything Falling Into Place, by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD”

“Don’t Change” by: Anthony De Mello

I was a neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them, and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn’t, no matter how hard I tried. What hurt the most was that, like the others, my best friend kept insistingContinue reading ““Don’t Change” by: Anthony De Mello”

“Stopping Self-Torture“ by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD

“Seek the unknown way, for the known way is an impasse.”-Heraclitus, Ancient Greek Philosopher If you cannot sit quietly and be contented within yourself, no amount of searching in the world will ever be any comfort. If you cannot delve into the space of a few minutes of silence and emerge with some new pointContinue reading ““Stopping Self-Torture“ by: David Dillard-Wright, PhD”