Think of this like a thesis from my 4-year overseas education, a “master’s degree in life.” I share it not as an evangelist, but an offering.
Asking questions today entails certain risks. For a time that would appear to be without religion, these are dangerous days to be a heretic.
Exhausted, I crawled out of India and into Nepal. I had to prepare myself or the epic 12-day Annapurna Circuit trek.
India has a reputation for being the most challenging country in the world to travel in. Nonetheless, I was thrilled to be going.
The tendency following tragedies like Christchurch is to point an angry finger. But in doing so, are we embodying the world we want to live in?
Many people make a mistake. They spread the idea that spirituality is a “lifestyle.” But spirituality is not a lifestyle.
Of the 20-plus books I’ve read over the past year, four have had the biggest impact. Three of these were written by women.
The typical cliché used to describe people like me who go traveling for extended periods of time is to say that, “He is finding himself.” Setting aside the belittling way that expression is generally used – as if the instinct for self-discovery is to be mocked rather than celebrated – after almost 17 months on the road I’ve found the common idea of “finding oneself” to be totally inaccurate.
Two years ago, I changed forever. I had something i needed to let go of. Something very heavy. Not just externally but internally, as well. If I had known the gravity of what I’d be doing, I don’t know if I would have had the courage. But sometimes, “When I’m […]
In March, I visited the movie-set-turned-tourist-attraction of Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. This was the actual location used for the filming of the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies.