Endings. Beginnings. Modern Technology. Timeless Wisdom.  Yesterday I went online to find contact information on a friend from graduate school.  We’ve had rare contact since grad school but communicated from time to time around holidays or special events (births, deaths, job changes, etc.).  Without his current e-mail or phone number I found his information online.  Well, actually I found his obituary online.  He died in September of this year (2013).  Our last phone conversation was difficult.  My present communication with him now requires no technology.  Nevertheless, with this technology, I say, thank you Douglas for the beauty you brought to my life and the lives of so many. Who matters to us?  What matters to us? The time is always now to live fully into the present moment. The time is always now to cultivate the relationships with family, friends, strangers, the earth and especially with those most immediately before us on our present path. This need not be overwhelming.  One day at a time.  Tend to the here and now.  Some relationships are best left alone.  Other relationships need our immediate attention. Wisdom instructs us in how to navigate all things.  In stillness and silence we hear the voice of wisdom. Blessings to you as we end one year and enter a new one. Let wisdom, love, forgiveness and gentleness be your guide. Endings. Beginnings. Namaste.

anthony glenn miller


The person who is truly wise and kind  
leaves nothing to be done,  
but the one who only acts  
according to the nation’s law  
leaves many things undone.  

Chapter 38 – Tao Te Ching


Two Kinds of Wisdom

Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.

James 3:13-18