Engage the Unknown and the Fear Transforms

 More than anything, fear blinds, and only by stepping without hesitation into the next inch of the unknown can we build confidence in the life we are about to live. - Mark Nepo (The Book of Awakening) In recent weeks, I’ve been writing about taking a radical step, going for it, taking your gifts to…

Traveling Through Time and Space

As the end of the year draws near, I find myself reflecting over not only these last 12 months, but over events, friends, and experiences from 30, 40, even 50 years ago. Yet what is especially wonderful about this reflection is that it doesn't really feel like memories. As soon as the flash comes, I…

If You Can’t Bless It, Create It New

When I am not traveling, on Sunday mornings you can usually find me at a Unitarian Universalist Church here in Rochester, NY. This morning, Rev. Sally Hamlin talked about blessings--how our lives are filled with blessings that we often don’t notice, and making the choice to bless everything around us. She ended her sermon by…

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