Category Archive: contemplation

Meditatio I

Check out the first of several Electro-Acoustic pieces that I’ve been busy producing. My goal here is to: play around with minimalist ideas….less is more create music that is meditative…for the background instead… Continue reading

Cultivating a Garden for the Elusive Extraordinary

I recently dropped by someone’s house where I encountered something very special. From the exterior, the house was typical for the area: fresh paint, nice lawn. On the inside all was in order,… Continue reading

take a vacation from yourself

How does this idea hit you? yes, please! what the %*&# are you talking about? sounds creepy, no thanks ooooo! tell me more… think I’ll jump to another blog when can I start?… Continue reading

a personal spiritual story

Back in 1986, I moved to Brazil with my wife and kids. I remember the first year as this crazy, exciting, frustrating, whirlwind of  Portuguese learning, culture adapting, food tasting, furniture buying,  music… Continue reading

circular thinking

Another interesting exhibition at ParisCONCRET…Raisonnement circulaire (Circular Reasoning). It was a collaborative by several artists, all based on that simple, yet spiritual form, the circle. It was a pleasure to meet Dan Hill… Continue reading

on the road…to something deeper

I saw the film, On the Road this week. It took place a few years before I was born. I’ve heard a lot about this book through the years…steam of consciousness, etc. and… Continue reading

releasing

As part of leading a group in playing “cache cache” in the Jardin de Luxembourg this week, I found myself looking at a piece of paper that gave me the following challenge: “Find… Continue reading

the blue hole

This weekend I watched a tv documentary about the Bahamas. It covered a variety of topics but one in particular caught my fascination…..Dean’s Blue Hole on Long Island. It plunges 202 metres (663 ft)… Continue reading

a missing puzzle piece

For about 25 years now, I’ve been questioning my notion of what “prayer” is. (Well, it is not really just my notion, because it was given to me, or I kind of inherited… Continue reading

That Sacred Space Within

I was re-listening to a podcast of a discussion with John O’Donohue (Irish poet, theologian, mystic) and I felt I had to write down this part of it and share it with you… Continue reading

Cette space sacrée de l’intérieur

J’ai re-écouté une discussion avec John O’Donohue (poète irlandais, théologien, mystique) et je sentais que je devais d’écrire cette partie et de le partager avec vous car il est si incroyablement belle. Meister… Continue reading

Tutti-Frutti

A couple of weeks ago I led a group of friends in a group contemplation on fruit. (I love the French phrase that my friend, Marie came up with to describe the event:… Continue reading

Dreams

(upfront disclaimer : this is not about what you have during the night, but what you have during a lifetime.) This morning I took some time to daydream about my dreams. I slowly… Continue reading

The Cloud of Unknowing

I’m re-reading the classic The Cloud of Unknowing. I’d like to present some of the stuff I’m finding… PHRASES I LIKE “…He kindled your desire with the greatest grace and attached to it… Continue reading

Meister Eckhart

“Spirituality is not to be learned in flight from the world, by fleeing from things to a place of solitude; rather we must learn to maintain an inner solitude regardless of where we… Continue reading

Deep within all of us…

Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Centre, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts,… Continue reading