Tag Archive | short story

A Past, Exposed (Pt. 2)

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the second part of my personal story of awakening. See […]

A Parable Shared by Buddha

Inspiration is not lacking this afternoon, but energy is. I will dance with a variety of topics over the next several days, but thought I would share a parable here today… The parables of Jesus are widely known in the Western culture, but little is known of the parables of Buddha. This enlightened one’s lessons […]

The Story of the Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it couldn’t go further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair […]

Every Woman is Beautiful

I have been as sick as a dog the last several days, couldn’t even get out of bed yesterday, so please forgive my tardiness in updating the blog! Thought I’d share a short story with you today. Think about the women and your life, and be sure to let them know how much they mean […]

A Child’s Perspective on Poverty

“One father is more than a hundred school masters.” – George Herbert   One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what […]

The Window Through Which We Look

  A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean”, she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.” Her husband looked on, but remained silent. […]