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February 18, 2017

NEW START

Even when the familiar is not good for us, it can become comfortable simply because it is a known quantity (the unknown somehow seems scarier). We somehow adapt and learn to live in dysfunction. But this can only happen when we have an unclear vision of who we really are. I believe that we are - Read More -

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January 14, 2017

BREAKING DOWN WALLS

So often when we think of freedom, we think of the ability to do what we want when we want. This is one definition, but I find that internal traps that we create for ourselves can prevent us from getting to that point. As I think of freedom now, I think of: – Freedom from - Read More -

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December 14, 2016

JOY

In the midst of transition, my engineering side comes out. I tend to focus on process and practicality…and I sometimes unknowningly limit my own perception about what’s possible.¬†(Love and abundance is everywhere, except where it is being suppressed by limited perception.) When I attended Agape Spiritual Center last weekend here in LA, I was reminded - Read More -

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August 9, 2016

FOR MOM

Dear Mom, I love how you read my website and maintain connection over the time zones and oceans. I want you to know that in my blog, I channel messages I feel inspired to share. The mesages may be about something I’ve experienced (past or present) and processed through a different lens…or it could be - Read More -

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June 4, 2016

CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER

Life is fleeting, and sometimes it seems that there is no end to worries. Every small thing becomes big and we somehow put off feeling happy until some later date … or until we achieve some future accomplishment. But this is not life. This is simply a cycle of suffering. In those fruitless moments of - Read More -

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January 1, 2016

FORGIVENESS AND NEW BEGINNINGS

I once read that forgiveness is not simply about accepting what has happened…forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. This resonated with me because some situations are too horrible to simply accept. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot be free to move on. That situation may propel - Read More -

December 4, 2015

PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN UNFOLDING

In 25 magical minutes, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith (Agape International Center in the City of Angels) describes the four stages of spiritual unfoldment: 1. Victimhood — where you are not touching reality, but rather you’re touching your thoughts about reality 2. Manifestation of visioning — where you do not describe what you see, you see - Read More -

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November 18, 2015

EXPECTATIONS

There is a question in my book, Meditative Questions, that always makes me think: What is the source of your unhappiness? Is it your expectations? I think this is a difficult question to face. If we view it from the perspective of our expectations about other people, it can be very easy to blame other people for - Read More -

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October 4, 2015

THE JOURNEY TO MY FIRST BOOK

When I started this blog in February 2013, I felt called to write a book but I didn’t know where to start. I did not want to be a writer who did not write, so I used the blog as a way of becoming comfortable getting my writing out into the world. With my background - Read More -

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September 6, 2015

CALM DURING THE STORM

Before acting, one should rest in a state of equanimity, indifferent to the results of the action, so that the action happens naturally without any sense of it being “your” action. – Chuang-tzu Equanimity is defined as mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. One could also call it coolheadedness. - Read More -

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