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Turning Anger into Compassion

When I was recently wronged by a close friend, hurt by her words and actions, I felt anger rising within me. I didn’t like this feeling, and I was looking into a different approach. As emotions are energy in motion, … Continue reading

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What is God?

No one really knows what God is. We have ideas, beliefs, and convictions. But no one can provide solid proof that their experience is the only real one.For me, God is unknown, but its expression is love and compassion, kindness … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned on the Road to Building a Community

I was recently tasked with building a spiritual community. Creating such an environment, I quickly realized, is very different than setting up a company. With a company, there is an expected structure and hierarchy. With a community, where involvement is … Continue reading

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Finding Compassion

A memory. A child, maybe 8 year-old, maybe 10 or 12; helping my dad fix one thing or another at the bathroom. He gives me an instruction, and I misunderstand what he means. My father bursts in anger, possibly calling … Continue reading

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What an idiot

When you are nodding your head in sympathy to someone else’s sad tale, or pretending to smile at the poor joke they just told, all the while thinking to yourself, “what an idiot,” just recall the times others listened to … Continue reading

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Nothingness

Guiding a meditation event earlier this evening, mid-way through the workshop I was able to slip into a meditative state of mind in an instant. Completely relaxed and peaceful, inwardly focused yet outwardly aware, I was, at some part of … Continue reading

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