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The Journey Thus Far

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I see now that at the heart of my spiritual journey has been the desire to learn how to be, to learn how to live in the present, and to be present.  And in doing…

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JOURNEY TO KONA

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What goes on in the mind of a “haole” from the (U.S.) “Deep South” who hears the “call of the Islands” but has no idea how he’s going to make his dream come true?  Here’s…

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The Picture You Hold Of Yourself

On September 28, 1983 a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was discovered!  The publishing house of Farrar, Straus and Giroux asked Maurice Sendak to illustrate this tale which would ultimately be published under the title, ”Dear Mili.”  It was … Continue reading

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I Am So Ordinary

I am sure that we all have had the experience of knowing someone whose very way of interacting with life has provided us with moments of astonishment! There’s the co-worker who never just gets mad but storms off yelling, the … Continue reading

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Too Much Is Just Enough!

I have a friend whose enthusiasm knows no moderation!  For example his take on garlic is, “Too much… is just enough!”  As garlic goes  so does the rest of his life!  Whatever catches his interest he delves into as deeply … Continue reading

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Having Sight But No Vision

Realities we don’t wish to acknowledge have a way of relentlessly annoying us like mosquitoes buzzing around our heart.  Often the person we think ourselves to be and the person others see us to be are at odds!  That discrepancy … Continue reading

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A Culture of Alienation

I was food-shopping in the store the other day when a young father rolled by with his baby girl in the kiddie seat.  In her hands was an iPad by which she was absorbed as something chirped, binged and squawked.  … Continue reading

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Tidbits to Think About

Recently heard on a Hawaiian online station: “Today is Play Your Ukulele Day… change the world 4 strings at a time!”  Do we even think about changing the world or are we apathetic?  Are we merely taking up space? “When … Continue reading

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To My Hawaiian Hosts

In the 23 years at my monastery one of my jobs was acting as the Guestmaster on behalf of the Brotherhood for 18 of those years.  I would schedule guests and give them a two-hour tour if they had never … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Sovereignty

In the early morning hours of May 10th 2001 I left my monastery and re-entered ordinary civil society.  Having come “back out into the world” I immediately became aware of anger all around me: drivers who ride one foot behind … Continue reading

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