Priceless Stones

One day a young boy asked his father… what is the value of his life?   Instead of answering… the father told his son to take this rock and go sell it to the market. If anybody ask the price raise two fingers and don’t say anything.   The boy then went to the market… […]


A poor man has 49 children to feed. He prays to God everyday: “God, can you let me win one lottery? I mean, I won’t be taking anything away from anybody; someone’s gonna win it; why not me?” He prays year in and year out. Then the time comes. He has to go up and […]

Angelus Novus (New Angel)

A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive […]


Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something […]

Diamond Inside of You

It takes great pressure to turn a piece of coal into a glorious diamond. I say this frequently because, for me, it is a reminder that the pressures we all face are for our greater good. With each passage in life, we add another sparkling layer to who you are. With each test, we grow […]

A $10,000 Bill

Ford, whose electrical engineers couldn’t solve some problems they were having with a gigantic generator, called Steinmetz in to the plant. Upon arriving, Steinmetz rejected all assistance and asked only for a notebook, pencil and cot. According to Scott, Steinmetz listened to the generator and scribbled computations on the notepad for two straight days and […]

The Cup

A student of Zen Buddhism circled around the world looking for a teacher. Finally, he discovered a famous zen master and went to see him. The student was so excited about meeting with the master that he tried to tell him everything he knew. As the student went on, the Zen master asked: do you […]

On Dreams

The thing I really want to emphasize is, I didn’t have a choice. I didn’t have a choice… the dream is something you never knew was going to come into your life. Dreams always come from behind you, not right between your eyes. It sneaks up on you. But when you have a dream, it […]

Who Is This

I came out alone on my way to my tryst. But who is this that follows me in the silent dark? I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not. He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger; he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter. […]

The Rock

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Savior showed him a large rock in front of his cabin and told the man: “I want you to go and push that rock.” The man woke up and was so motivated. He ran […]