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NONDUALITY AND THE ALLURE OF THE ABSOLUTE: Instead of sitting to solve your life, sit to witness it

NONDUALITY AND THE ALLURE OF THE ABSOLUTE: Instead of sitting to solve your life, sit to witness it

Zen craves the truth.  We practice to know our original nature—to reconcile ourselves with the absolute. We hold in our hearts...
January 22, 2015 × 0 comments

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EMPOWERED HUMILITY: A modern day spiritual crisis

EMPOWERED HUMILITY: A modern day spiritual crisis

We’re learning to become empowered, authentic individuals with a clear vision for our purpose in this lifetime. On the other...
December 30, 2014 × 0 comments

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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