Let Go to Become

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." Lao Tzu In general we tend to have a strong perception of who we are - our personality type, strengths, weaknesses, skills and limitations. We carry our self-perception with us day to…

The Power of a Good Example

“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed that's all who ever have.” Margaret Mead Never underestimate the power of a good example. Though we often don't realize it, our actions have a far-reaching…

The Courage of Compassion

“With compassion one becomes courageous. Compassion brings triumph when attacked; it brings security when maintained.” - Tao Te Ching To begin to understand the power of compassion, one only needs to look at the incredible effort and struggle…

A Few Thoughts on Prayer

September 25, 2014 - John Bruna Any kind thought, altruistic aspiration, or wish to benefit others is, in essence, a prayer. All too often I feel that we are very limited in the way we approach prayer in our life. For some it is a…

Back From Thailand

September 4, 2012 I hope this finds you all healthy, happy, and embracing this day that will never come again. Yes, a day that will never come again. That inspires me to share the way I love to start my day - with a simple reminder of my…

Breath

February 16, 2012 It is such an amazing secret. We actually breathe all the time.  I think it may well be one of the best kept secrets of our time.  I know that we know that we breathe. The question is, are we aware of it?  It seems such…

Action

February 3, 2012 When I had the honor of teaching at Jordan High School in Long Beach, I made a sign and posted on the wall right above the whiteboard at the front of the room.  It was a statement that I have found to be true throughout…

Abandon Poisonous Food

February 1, 2012 A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to do an internal cleansing due to food poisoning.  For those of you who have not had the pleasure of such an experience, it literally purges you from the inside out and, unfortunately,…