From One Legged Teachers – Lessons On Living (and letting go of) A Life of Generous & Loving Service

Hello sweet reader, Laura and I were having breakfast a couple of days ago with our dear friends and neighbors Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione, shortly after our recent return from our summer in “Bernieland” (Go Bernie!!) Jerry often has some question for me, about my ongoing (endless…I hope) spiritual journey/struggle and he certainly didn’t […]

IN EXCHANGE FOR A BETTER FUTURE, I HEREBY RENOUNCE MY WISH FOR A BETTER PAST.

Hello dear Reader, Some time ago I ran into a woman of whom I’m a huge fan, who has been a very important teacher for me, and who I hadn’t seen in quite a while. She asked me “So Michael, how’re you doing? What’s up? I answered, “All the important stuff is fine. But I’ve […]

SCARY?? REALLY?? SAY’S WHO??

“I am lying in my bed five flights up… and here and there on my blanket, lost feelings out of my childhood lie and are like new. All the lost fears are here again: “The fear that a small woolen thread sticking out of the hem of my blanket may be hard, hard and sharp […]

AHA!!!

Sweet reader, I know, I know. It’s been a really long time. I’d like to talk about that first. When I first started posting this blog, I got some advice from a friend, the essence of which was: “If you want to get a lot of followers, you have to post very often – as […]

THE NEW 50??SERIOUSLY??!!

    You’re KIDDING, right??   Unlike the other guy, click on this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/geraldo-rivera-shirtless-photo_n_3631053.html and of whom I am not a fan) – who is fancied by some, and by himself as a journalist, but here self-depicted as Narcissus 2013 – I believe that whether or not 70 is indeed “the new 50” has to do […]

Who ARE These Guys??!!

WHO ARE THESE GUYS??!! Dear Reader, Yeah, I know, it’s been a while. No “excuse” really. It’s not as though I haven’t been thinking about things (too much probably), but I reckon I’ve been in that place where, because I don’t know whether anyone actually reads this stuff, I figured: “why post your thoughts? It’s […]

On Letting Go…

“Real happiness doesn’t come from getting things. Real happiness comes from letting go”. (Pam Weiss) A year or two ago I was attending one of the regular Wednesday night SF Insight group classes led by Pam Weiss, my coaching – (and important spiritual) teacher. Have I ever mentioned in any of my posts that most […]

Happy? Who…ME??

 What is “happy” exactly? How will we ever know we have it, unless we understand what it means for us – for each one of us? What is the point of all this struggle, if, when we have it, we don’t even recognize it? Is this it? Is it something more? Is it something else? […]

A Reality Check

Hello Dear Reader, Jambo! Soo good to be back with you! I’ve missed you. It’s been way too long, but I do have a really good excuse: We are just back from a totally amazing trip to Africa – Tanzania actually. Since we got back, I’ve been asked several times about what was the part […]

No Regrets…

Hello Dear Reader, I just found the piece below, online, and I want to share  it with you. After all, “sharing is caring”, right? It was written by Bronnie Ware, a singer/songwriter  from Australia, who spent several years  in the palliative care field, caring for people who knew they were dying. Her words, below, are […]