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Where to Look for Real Life Solutions

In recent years we’ve seen scientists solve amazing mysteries about how our bodies work, about new modes of energy, about new ways to communicate with one another, about the origins of the cosmos itself. And yet, very little has advanced in how we understand ourselves. And so, if anything, humans have gone more “off the rails” in terms of anger, […]

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The Power to Stop Making Yourself Powerless

There are a host of unusual relationships that appear in the heart of the aspirant where things that seem to be divided aren’t really divided at all. Can you have a need for water if water didn’t exist? If I need water, if I need to drink, it’s axiomatic that something satisfies that thirst, otherwise I wouldn’t be thirsty. The […]

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The Key to Compassionate Human Relationships

Depending on how old we each are, we’ve all felt, so many times, the promise of peace in the world… When this war is over. When this new political party takes charge. When this scientific discovery changes everything. And yet here we are in January, 2024, 24 years into the new millennium, and in spite of all the wars we’ve […]

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How to Be in This Tumultuous World, But Not of It

There was once a hit Broadway show with a title many people could relate to. It was, “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!” When life seems overwhelming that’s exactly what we want to do, isn’t it? We just want to get away from everything that frustrates us, frightens us, makes us feel powerless. But that wish is the […]

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Find the Place Where Peace Begins

It’s hard to read the news these days. With so much strife and antagonism being reported on every page or webpage, it seems as though war and violence have broken out across the planet. People of good will feel helpless in the face of such global forces. Many wish to know how flaring tempers can be cooled down and whether […]

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Touch the Timeless Life Above the Changing Seasons

October is an amazing month. Right now, in the northern hemisphere autumn is in full swing and you can feel the urgency of change almost as a vibration in the air. Change is all around us. You wake up in the morning and it’s cold and almost a bit frosty; but by late afternoon it’s sunny and hot and people […]

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Oh Joy! What Is It and How Do We Find It?

The idea of “joy” seems a bit mysterious. We may not know what it is exactly, but we sense there’s more to it than what we normally think of as “happiness.” It seems to refer to something whose roots and meaning lie beyond the passing pleasures of daily life. Perhaps we might think of joy as a deeper, more abiding […]

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The One Thing You Can Do to Truly Change Your Life

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. — William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) I would imagine most of us have probably heard that quote, or something like it, at some time or other. But have we stopped to really ponder it so we understand the power it holds? It’s telling us that the meaning a […]

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