“Get bigger!”

For the last eight months, life – the mountains – have been telling me to get bigger.

Paul Reps said “Outdoors forgives indoors“ – go beyond the limitations, inside and outside, that have been holding you back.

(When Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was published in 1957 it became an instant sensation with an entire generation of readers who were just beginning to experiment with Zen. Over the years it has inspired leading American Zen teachers, students, and practitioners. Its popularity is as high today as ever. Thrift Books)

In this longish videotape, I tell 52 minutes of stories about me and my doggie Panchita getting bigger.


I also talk about how Narwal the Whale – my very old, 6000 pound Fird Econoline camper van – has been a tool for crashing through obstacles that try to stand in our way.

I can almost guarantee that – if you fully surrender to the words and images of this video, if you fully go on this trip with me – you will feel personally bigger by the end of it.

And that, in the next day or two, you will do something that surprises you by the bigness of it.

For investing 52 minutes of your time – that seems like a pretty fair return on your time invested, no?


Published by


These days all of my identities are converging: whether I am offering a blessing in the grocery store checkout line, offering a prayer in a poem or experiencing the kinship with all life while walking my or a client's dog - it's all the same. It's all Life.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s