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BUMPER STICKER WISDOM III: Lessons learned from the back of a car

BUMPER STICKER WISDOM III: Lessons learned from the back of a car

As I stated in the initial installment of this series, I find a lot of wisdom in bumper stickers and keep a list of them handy...
December 2, 2014 × 0 comments

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SUNRISE, SUNSET: Inspirational ways to offer gratitude to the sun

SUNRISE, SUNSET: Inspirational ways to offer gratitude to the sun

The following excerpts are from Kim Weiss’ book Sunrise, Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude, a book filled with...
November 4, 2014 × 0 comments

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THE GRATITUDE CHALLENGE: What are you thankful for today?

THE GRATITUDE CHALLENGE: What are you thankful for today?

On my Facebook news feed a couple of months ago, I started seeing posts in which people I knew were expressing their gratitude...
October 20, 2014 × 0 comments

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THE GRATITUDE MONUMENT: Remembering the hardship of previous generations

THE GRATITUDE MONUMENT: Remembering the hardship of previous generations

As a Canadian I have a lot to be grateful for. Free access to education, health care, a social safety net, the right to express...
September 6, 2014 × 3 comments

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REJOICING IN PURE FREEDOM: It’s simpler than we think

REJOICING IN PURE FREEDOM: It’s simpler than we think

Words Words are confusing—they demand time and space. Think about it; what makes a tree a tree? In other words, how much time...
August 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

What if spirituality could be reduced to the knowledge of a pair of simple rules promulgated by nature itself? To live by these rules...
July 23, 2014 × 0 comments

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SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart was a late-thirteenth- and early-fourteenth-century preacher and mystic, yet like Rumi and Hafiz, he remains relevant...
July 22, 2014 × 0 comments

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OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

In the mid-1960s researchers at the University of Pennsylvania discovered a phenomenon they termed learned helplessness. Learned...
July 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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FROM EXTERNALS TO INTERNALS: Replacing religion with primal spirituality

FROM EXTERNALS TO INTERNALS: Replacing religion with primal spirituality

David Karchere, the director of the Sunrise Ranch spiritual community where I live, recently posed this question in a talk he...
July 7, 2014 × 8 comments