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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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August 24, 2015

SAINT NICK

Today my beloved Godfather transitioned to the spirit realm. And though I know his love will continue to surround me, the world lost a lot of character today. My Godfather was a total class act. Warm and personable to absolutely everyone, he quite simply had a story for any situation. I can only smile as - Read More -

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July 25, 2015

EVERYTHING ZEN

Recently, I went to race stock cars. Before the race, my instructor advised that I “Zen out and become one with the car.” Of course that struck a cord with me ;) The same is true when I tried archery some time ago…my instructor said to “become one with the bow and release the arrow - Read More -

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July 15, 2015

ONE MORE THING

When traveling, I often feel some anxiety before the flight. There’s packing, being on time for the car service, arriving at the airport with enough time to check in and go through security to be on time for the flight (and early enough to get bin space!). So many things must be done to make - Read More -

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July 1, 2015

STAY PRESENT

Sometimes I catch myself getting future focused. Writing, editing, and publishing a book means I have a to-do list that never seems to end. I’m driven to create and share. And it requires that I think ahead a lot. However, a friend reminded me to “stay present ;)” in a note recently and it really - Read More -

June 27, 2015

RACIAL EQUALITY

Racial inequality is so difficult for me to understand. From my perspective, we all come from the same Source. Just as the red rose and pink rose are both beautiful, it baffles me that some might passionately argue that one is somehow better (or more beautiful) than the other. The senseless violence that continues, even today, - Read More -

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