Every day is an opportunity for a new adventure, a chance to break through fear and conditioned thinking, a chance to see something new or to see something old from a different perspective, a chance to create new forms of expression for what one is learning in this wondrous journey of life.
Today's new adventure is the creation of an online journal which I hope will contribute in some small way to the conversations we are having with ourselves and each other about the ingredients of a good life. I will have my own musings, of course, for that is the nature of a personal journal, but I will also be writing about the ideas and perspectives of others -- the writers, painters, poets, philosophers, and mystics who have been, and who continue to be, my teachers. I will also be posting photos on this site, because I believe that visual images can often take one to a place and time that words cannot describe, a place and time in which one is totally present, totally mindful, and totally engaged with some lovely fragment of life.
Finally, I hope that this journal will be a departure point to other blog sites where fascinating people are providing field notes and markers about their own individual journeys. Some of these people are creative artists, some are homespun philosophers, some are keen observers of nature, and some are just iconoclasts, prophets of a sort who are trying continuously to disabuse us of the illusions that pass for reality in our modern world. Each of these people has something to contribute to the conversation, and if we listen closely, we just might discover the common themes that unite us in this great journey.