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Writing is part of my meditative process to clarify my thoughts, to align my actions and to focus on my purpose. I write about my emotions, my shortcomings, and my ideas for a better world through poetry, prose, and what I call rantifestos every day, some of which I post here on my blog and on social media. I share them to help others move along their paths to live and lead with compassion.

Koi before the ambiguity

My friend’s fishes are dying. One a day. Eleven so far. These are beautiful Koi that have been with his family for 10 to 15 years. The experts have tested the water, medicines have been dispensed, and even autopsies performed. No cause has been discerned. I know this is a first world problem. But the ambiguity of death, when the grim reaper knocks and why others are spared, is a fascinating mystery.

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Milo and the Meaning of Life

It is more important to prevent animal suffering,
rather than sit to contemplate
the evils of the universe
praying in the company of priests.
Buddha

We tend to think that we humans are the only ones here, Masters of the Universe, trying to pave our way through the chaos of “lower forms of life”. We forget that we were born from nature and are part of it. 
We forget about the other sentient beings we share this planet with live with and depend upon. We live amongst all sorts of creatures and beings. Our focus on our selves makes most of them subordinate at best and irrelevant at worst. 

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Ready to go

Always have to be ready to go What do we take with us? What do we have to show? Leaving is never easy Our luggage

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When you are born you begin to die

How do you read this quote? Optimist, pessimist, fatalist?

Yet we know that birth portends death. There are a finite number of grains of sand in the hourglass.

As Stephen Covey advised, “Begin with the end in mind.”

But how do we use this to our advantage?

Some of us romanticize death, many fear it, and most deny it.

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