• How You See Can Change Your Life.


    Don’t waste your precious time…

    I was walking this morning with my dog, Kokoa, and stopped to talk with a neighbor. The tears ran down her face as she described the sad event of her husband dying a couple of years ago. She recalled a story of how they ended up in an argument—while he was cooking her dinner—over her calling a shallot an onion. She told me, “It’s so sad how sometimes we mindlessly argue over something with our loved ones or partners. It’s a ridiculous waste of our precious time together.”

    What the world needs now, is not just love sweet love, but a little sprinkle of mindfulness and a dash of less mindlessness. I got inspired and went home and wrote this poem to my beautiful wife, Lori. She said it was “one of your best ever” and wanted me to share it:

    We have only this moment

    And sometimes when it’s too late

    We realize the ridiculousness

    Of arguing away these precious moments…

    We spend together.


    Great differences

    Can be merely small fissures

    Or Grand Canyons

    In the rich mountains of love.

    The latter is insurmountable

    And the other requires a simple bridge…

    We can build together.


    No one can experience

    The weathered mountains of love

    Ignorant of the canyons and fissures

    Their existence is undeniable in lovers

    Yet, the love that last

    Is forged from lovers that realize

    That both sides of the great canyons

    Are merely the same…

    When we see together.


    Our love can transcend

    The mountain of love

    When we realize we are the mountain itself

    And we are not separated by its canyons

    For even at the base of this great canyon

    The mountain is one and the same again

    It is only an illusion of separateness

    We can dispel…

    When we join together.


    Let’s enjoy our moments together

    Let’s build the needed bridges together

    Let’s simply “see” together

    Let’s forever join in love together.


    I love you, Lori.