Monthly Archives: April 2016


Right now.


It is available.

Whatever it is you need. It is available.

It is available within you. Have you looked there?

It is available between us. Are you willing to go there?

It is available around you. Will you allow mystery to show you its electricity?

Noise will make the available unavailable.

Silence and stillness will grant this availability.

There is more than enough and, as always, free refills.

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Episode 22: Fr. Ed Leahy of St. Benedict’s Prep School


A few weeks ago I watched a story on 60 Minutes that I found to be profoundly inspiring. It involved a prep school in Newark, New Jersey, a Benedictine monk, and a body of young men being nurtured and educated in a way that I had never seen before.

It’s an honor to introduce you to Fr. Ed Leahy, the young men of St. Bendedict’s Prep School, and the good and necessary work they’re collectively participating in.

You can stream or download the episode in iTunes by clicking here.

As you approach this week, may you push against the resistance and bring your best self as a gift to the world.

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Mystery will surprise you with some form of freedom if you will embrace it.

Freedom will surprise you with some form of awe if you can get to it.

And awe? She’s always forming into some sort of joy-surprise.

Probably the biggest surprise here is how often certitude tends to over promise and under perform.


What will your news be today?

You would be shocked if you knew how many knees were bent right now in prayer.

No doubt that thousands of poems are being typed and written right now.

Just a guess, but I would bet that over 1,000 times a minute today someone holds a door for someone with their hands full.

Ten billion thank you’s will be exchanged today. Easily.

I’m guessing that over 10,000 crossing guards this morning stopped traffic for lunch pale toting ducklings on their way to school.

Right now….right this very minute…thousands of chefs are preparing menus and dreaming in flavors for their Friday night guests.

If a billion cut roses are sold in the United States each year, that means that at least 31 buds per second are bursting in our universe today before they get to your vase. For your enjoyment, by the way.

And guess what? The sun pulled up over our horizon again this morning.

Here’s the catch of the day…once you learn to see it, you’ll see it everywhere.

See what?

Beauty. Benevolence. Whimsy. Hope. Thrill. Joy. Experience. Euphoria. Etc.

Breaking news! You’re the host of the today show.


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