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How to Wake Up From a Dark Imagination and Enter Real Life

The other day I had an experience I’ve had countless times during my life, and I think it’s likely that you have had it too. I was going about my usual morning routine when unbidden, and without my awareness, a memory of a past, painful experience crept into my consciousness and took over my heart and mind. I was caught […]

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It Takes Courage to Be Free… But Oh, the Rewards!

We all know the feeling of wanting to break out of our skin, to drop all the self-limiting ideas that hold us captive, and be who we really are. But when the moment of challenge comes, it seems so much easier to just go down the usual path. To fawn before that intimidating person. Or follow that old self-harming habit. […]

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Heal the World by Letting Go of Negative Reactions

We all have negative reactions, probably multiple times every day. We spill coffee grounds on the counter. We’re already running late when we’re stuck in traffic. Then, here comes that snide remark from a coworker. By now we’re ready to blow up. Multiply that by 8 billion people, and we can almost see the cloud of negativity hanging over humanity. […]

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Universal Virtues for a Fresh Start in Life

As the New Year approaches, many of us feel moved to make a fresh start in life. We want to live in a way that is more personally fulfilling, as well as more beneficial to others. But with all the division we see in the world today, and all the cruelty it brings, we may question the transformative power of […]

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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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