I came across Oio’s CD entitled Anima in the early 90s when going back to Germany to visit family. I love their sound and have never found anything like it!
Put yourself into the story and go with the flow… In life, we tend to do the same: think too much. I did. And the more I was thinking and analyzing the more I found deficiencies with both people and the systems (work, government, capitalism, communism, whatever …) we live under. These animations reminded me of some simple truths about what’s important in life e.g. relationships, good health, integrity, adventure, taking responsibility … rather than complain about the deficiencies around me, discover who I am and what that means and what I’m going to do with that. If exerting my life energy merely for a corporation is not meaningful enough for me, find another way. This finding is much easier when one slows down the flow of life by simply commanding your ship to come to a full stop and simply be, be still, meditate, talk to God, reflect, be still, listen …
If there’s one religious figure, I prefer to call him a true Luminary, who has never disappointed me because he always seems to keep a cheerful demeanor while remaining true to himself and his convictions, that would be the Dalai Lama. On one hand, I would not endorse religion as I see it to be… Continue reading Perspective in a Volatile World
Sooner or later, a point in your life comes along when you finally sit still for a moment to stop and ask yourself what you’ve accomplished, reevaluate who you are and wonder, “what am I doing all this for?” For years we’ve gone through life in an effort of learning what it’s all about, learning… Continue reading Revealing Your True Being
Earlier this week I went out to have my smog check done… good news: my jeep passed the emissions test with flying colors; bad news: there’s a valve cover gasket leak. .. and “for only $185, we’d like to fix it for you”. If it were a head gasket, OK, I’ll have a mechanic do… Continue reading Eco-Logical Vehicle xformation
It took me a while but after getting fed up with merely complaining about it, I took action to make a long awaited change: to unsubscribe from the cable TV service. I was simply tired of so many negatives that came out of that subscription that it didn’t make sense to keep it around. television… Continue reading Alternative to TV
Even early on today we were greeted by the natural beauty that surrounds us, sunlight, clear, bright blue skies with about 20°C/68°F. We hit the road late morning en route to Los Angeles and, more specifically, the Getty Museum, which is about a 163km/101mi drive. Once we arrived we found that this was not some small-time… Continue reading The Getty and Rhonya’s Birthday Dinner