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A Thanksgiving Prayer

For many of us who live in the United States, it’s Thanksgiving week; one of many thanksgiving celebrations held around the world. The dates and customs may vary across traditions, but what they have in common is setting aside a time to consciously consider the beautiful gift of life we’ve been given, and remember, with gratitude, those greater forces that […]

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How To Have The Love You Want

Some things never change. And one thing that hasn’t changed over the millennia is the utmost importance to us of our relationships with others — especially with our partners in life. Countless songs and novels speak of the glory and the heartache of love. Our own experiences with love, good or bad, are an endless source of fascination to us. But […]

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Here’s Where to Look if You Wish to Find the Divine

We love the idea of the Divine. A benevolent, wise, loving, and timeless Being that oversees and balances all… from a single blade of grass to the greatest of suns. A great Celestial Intelligence underlying all that is created, or that ever will be. The Heart that beats our own heart. But what kind of a relationship do we have […]

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An Invitation to Stop Useless Suffering

Avoiding suffering doesn’t seem like an option in this world of ours. But what if you could bring your pain into a new order of understanding and then use it to be transformed into someone who never suffers the same way again. All the usual pain that had been a useless torment would become the means of ultimately transcending all […]

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The True Source of New Beginnings

There is one thing most of us long for: A new beginning. Doesn’t it feel as though we carry so much baggage with us? Old pains, resentments, fears, insecurities — all based on past experiences that continue to live on in our minds and imaginations. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to leave all that behind and just start over, released of […]

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Stop Listening To Anxiety’s Empty Promises

No anxious state exists apart from the illusion that the security, happiness, and wholeness you long for exists somewhere outside of you — “in a time to come.” Then why do we go on embracing anxious thoughts and feelings that do nothing but steal from us our love of life? The surprising answer to this question is the same as […]

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Let Self-Knowledge Light the Way Ahead

Few are those content with the direction their lives have taken; fewer are the men and women willing to learn why their destiny feels outside their control; and fewer still are those individuals who persist upon the path of self-discovery until realizing the truth of why their worlds unfold as they do. One of the sad reasons why so few […]

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Choose to Keep the Company of Truth

Just as we need to keep an eye on the kinds of friends we keep around us, so must we also remain aware of the circle of “friends” we keep within us — our own thoughts and feelings. Not only does the largely unseen content of our mind and heart cause us to feel attracted to certain kinds of people […]

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Take Back Authority Over Your Own Life

Each day we hear a knock on our psychological door, and when we open it a pushy person enters and begins to bark out orders: “Worry about this.” “Remember and regret that.” “Work harder!” Is it little wonder we experience only the most fleeting feelings of love, kindness or relaxation? We are all the time being pushed along by something […]

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Regain True Self-Command

Even though we all know the harm it does to lash out at others, to launch an angry attack or act with cruel intent, we still tend to do these things anyway. The following insights help make clear why this happens to us and how we are made, in effect, to act against ourselves and those we love without really […]

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