Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Be Not Afraid – Day 6

December 08, 2018

I’ve traveled alone to Pakistan, Algeria, and East Los Angeles, and I was perfectly safe. Yet, in my own home, I’ve given myself a concussion, burned myself, and fallen down…

Be Not Afraid – Day 5

December 07, 2018

“How do you face fear?” a woman asked. “I suggest doing one thing each week that scares you,” I said, even though Eleanor Roosevelt said to do one thing each…

Be Not Afraid – Day 4

December 06, 2018

I was driving to a situation that could be ugly. I called a friend. “Please talk to me,” I said. “I’m having an anxiety attack. I can hardly breathe.” “I…

Be Not Afraid – Day 3

December 05, 2018

There are many kinds of fear. For example, when fear warns us of danger, we heed the warning, and thank fear for being our friend. On the other hand, fears…

Be Not Afraid – Day 2

December 04, 2018

“Make a list of your fears,” a man said to his friend. “I can’t,” his friend said. “I’m too afraid to look.” Application: Sometimes fear warns us of impending danger,…

Be Not Afraid – Day 1

December 03, 2018

My daughter, Nichole, was reading her son a bedtime story about fear. She told him that sometimes he’d be afraid of dangerous things, like putting his hand on a hot…

Difficult People

December 02, 2018

Few things can make us feel crazier than expecting something from someone who has nothing to give. Few things can frustrate us more than trying to make a person someone…

The miracle of rebirth

December 01, 2018

Birth is an exhilarating experience. Walking into a hospital room seconds after a child has been born, you can almost touch the emotion and power of the moment. Rebirth is…

Letting Go

November 30, 2018

“How much do we need to let go of?” a friend asked one day. “I’m not certain,” I replied, “but maybe everything.” Letting go is a spiritual, emotional, mental, and…

Enjoy the void

November 29, 2018

We begin to walk down a path—recovery, a new job, a new relationship. We’re busy, even overwhelmed, with everything that lies before us. We work and work and walk our…