Published Articles: San Miguel de Allende
Hello to you and welcome to my articles page. This series of eighteen posts is an anthology of sorts, a progressive exploration of what I call the "world within," the inner terrain or landscape of the human psyche. The scope of exploration focuses on understanding our faculties of higher awareness, how they naturally evolves as we mature in our daily lives, and how to leverage there evolution in ways that deepen our fulfillment and sense of being in the world. I originally published this series in San Miguel de Allende's "Atencion" newspaper over a year's period of time and they have gone through numerous iterations since. Appropriately the series begins with an exploration into the nature of "Curiosity," the first step towards opening to the world within. While you may choose any article, it's good idea to explore them in the order I've posted them as each one builds upon the previous post. (To access articles click on the image.)
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on deep and permanent in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard Curiosity is the first step towards exploring the inner world. Some say travelers are restless and are born with a wayward streak. Others label them as nomads and vagabonds. And still others romanticize them as wayfarers and pioneers. But beyond these fanciful notions one of the distinguishing characteristics dwelling within a traveler is simple curiosity.
“Where there is love there is life.” ― Mahatma Gandhi When it comes to inquiries of the heart there is one question that just about everyone in the world asks, “Have you found the love of your life yet?” There is no doubt that answering “yes” to this question is a beautiful thing, yet I can’t help but ask a contradictory question that almost no one in the world asks, “Have you found the life in your love yet?” At first glance the juxtaposition of words is confusing, but for wise life travelers who take its contrary implications to heart, extraordinary value emerges.
“Life is a promise; fulfill it.” ― Mother Teresa Fulfillment . . . that elusive promise of attaining unbounded happiness, contentment and peace in our lives. Our yearning for fulfillment however doesn’t stop there as it reaches more deeply into our desire for freedom in the sense of living as we choose rather than as we are obliged. Many travelers I meet along life’s path aspire to the freedom of fulfillment; so much so that they work themselves into exhaustion in the hopes of one day attaining it. But the reality is many never do attain it.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle To “know yourself” appears to be an anomaly of the obvious, a natural outcome of observing one’s lifelong preferences, values, opinions and patterns of behavior. But this lackadaisical personal inventory of affects and attributes has nothing to do with who we really are. The wise life traveler who is truly on the way is aware that until they know themselves beyond the obvious self they assume themselves to be, they will know nothing of who they really are. That is to say, there is a deeper dimension of “selfhood” residing within us that beckons to be discovered.