Author Archives: ludispudoni

The Name Game

What’s in a name?  We are named at birth; most carry the name for a lifetime, some choose a new name.  Some are named for forebearers, others for places or totems.  What do we owe to our names?  What becomes … Continue reading

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Simple Love

Let’s keep it simple today.  Relationships are complex, the world demands so much, global issues are daunting.  In the midst of all this is Us, small, seemingly insignificant; and yet We are All.  So let us reduce to the most … Continue reading

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Greatitude

Who shall we be today?  To what will we dedicate ourselves?  Where does our great passion meet the world’s great longing?  What is our calling?  The answer may be as simple as stepping out the door, walking down the street. … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

Yesterday’s Gratitude is Today’s Action. Yesterday’s Mindfulness is Today’s Reverence. Yesterday’s Generosity is Today’s Grace. Yesterday…all my troubles seemed so far away… Life is a cycle, metamorphosing one state into the next.  We won’t always be happy, but our suffering … Continue reading

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The Transaction of Hospitality

Welcome.  Make yourself at home.  Get comfortable.  Mi mundo es su mundo.  Let us cultivate our radical hospitality, which is not a one sided exchange.  Gracious acceptance is an equal partner in the hospitality transaction.  As we give, so we … Continue reading

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A Short Story

Today is a blank page, and our actions will write our story upon it.  May we so act that the story will be pleasing to us and to the ages.  For page potential we are grateful.  Blesséd Be, and Amen.

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Infrienditude

We don’t make friends – we meet them.  Everywhere we go there is the potential for new and meaningful friendships.  There are billions of other souls on Earth, affording each of us a nearly infinite number of possible friends: let us call … Continue reading

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Lucky Being

Life unfolds, acts upon us, and we call it Luck.  The universe does not know Luck, although it is intimately familiar with Chance.  Inasmuch, the universe may seem cold, impersonal; and yet you and I and everyone know is part … Continue reading

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Life Out of Time

Today is so small on the scale of universe time, that it is infinitely huge.  Time truly is an illusion, possibly invented by an ad agency interested in selling watches.  Let us not be slaves to time, nor shall we … Continue reading

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Song of Life

Listen – Life is singing.  Listen to the clickety-click of dogs nails on wood floors.  Listen to the soft whoosh of cars on newly wet streets.  Listen to children playing several doors down.  Listen to the sighs of elderly ladies. … Continue reading

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