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Failing the Cupcake Test: The Myth of a Condemning God

May-11-2017   No Comments on Failing the Cupcake Test: The Myth of a Condemning God

  Imagine a room, smallish, and scantly furnished with a chair at either end of a table that’s situated in the centre of the room. You walk in and see me in the chair facing the door, and I motion to you to sit in the other chair. You notice on the table are two cupcakes. … Continue reading “Failing the Cupcake Test: The Myth of a Condemning God”

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Uncovering the Real You

April-27-2017   No Comments on Uncovering the Real You

      It may not come as a surprise to you, but the biggest aspect of self-realization is…. (Duh duh DUUUHHH!!!) realization of the Self. See? Told you it wasn’t surprising.   I actually started down the path of self-realization kind of by accident. I was trying to do other things, I was meditating, I … Continue reading “Uncovering the Real You”

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The Sound of Eternal Suffering – Confronting My Own Shadow

April-21-2017   1 Comment on The Sound of Eternal Suffering – Confronting My Own Shadow

      It happened several weeks ago.   Feeling a little disconnected from my wife, I suggested we see a movie. Unfortunately, my wife and I have very busy schedules, and coupled with our opposing work hours (I work nights, she works days), and two small children, our time is very limited for “couples … Continue reading “The Sound of Eternal Suffering – Confronting My Own Shadow”

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The Day I Forgave My Dad

April-13-2017   1 Comment on The Day I Forgave My Dad

    My son (and daughter) have gone through a number of bath toys during their young lives, and one of the ones he loved to play with was Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo. Every time I would see Bruce the shark, I would silently repeat his catch phrase: “I never knew my father!” … Continue reading “The Day I Forgave My Dad”

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The Worst Advice I Got When My Grandfather Died

March-30-2017   No Comments on The Worst Advice I Got When My Grandfather Died

      My grandfather was a very religious man. He was, however, Chinese, so we didn’t talk much, so I really didn’t find out the depth of it until after he died.   At his funeral, his pastor stood up in front of the funeral and gave a sermon about his life of devotion, and … Continue reading “The Worst Advice I Got When My Grandfather Died”