My one-day tour of the islands off Coron in the Philippines was nothing short of spectacular. It was the most un-guided guided tour I’d ever been on, but that’s by no means a complaint. There was no need for a guide – everything we saw was natural and self-evident.
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I’ve embarked on diving excursions in the Galapagos Islands, Cuba, and Mexico, but the Great Barrier Reef boasts the most colourful coral I’ve seen anywhere, and a host of reef life, including sea turtles, minke whales, dolphins and clownfish, not to mention a 7-foot whitetip shark who, “checked me out”…
We will meet one day, you and I. Life is so much about timing – love, especially so. That’s okay, I’ll wait for you.
A different type of ash cloud hung over Bali, and had nothing to do with volcanic activity. It involved the mass burning of human bones, conjuring a rich, communal celebration of spirituality. Souls were leaving an earthly paradise to attain a higher paradise.
I know how to fool a dog trainer. The one I fool the most is me! While it may seem simple, learning to teach a dog with clarity isn’t as easy as it sounds. The road is filled with misconceptions and misperceptions. Hopefully by sharing some of my mistakes, you can avoid making them yourself. Don’t let the dog trainer in you be fooled!
Paradise and Promises – Chronicles of my life with a self-declared, modern-day Buddha is a testament to what we experienced, both up-lifting and damaging. While still valuing the precious nature of spirituality, it is my hope that this will serve as a warning to those considering following a spiritual teacher and help in the healing process for those that have escaped this life.
The other day, I was driving down a main thoroughfare in my town, and I saw a billboard that read: “The Roles are Reversed.” It showed two pictures of the same family.
These days, all of that stuff falls under the heading of mileage, at least it does for me. It’s easier that way. And more useful as shorthand, hence Tarmac Meditations.
“Pay if forward” acts of kindness first reported on the Facebook page, then in traditional media spread the movement to communities across Nova Scotia and to other Canadian provinces—Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta—across the USA, then to England, Australia, even the Dominican Republic.
Rain pounding, flooding, fists locked on my window cage, tree outside, leading to heaven, sweet retreat from pain, more memories of watching it gather at the opening, it watered…