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August 26, 2016

WATER FLOWS

Despite obstacles, water continues to flow. Rain increases its power. Because of its constant movement, water can make even the sharpest rock smooth.  When we face challenges in life, often our first reaction is to stop everything and withdraw from everyone. We may want to stay in bed and resist facing the world. But in - Read More -

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July 5, 2016

BECOMING POLISHED

How can you become polished if you are irritated by every rub? It is easy to have expectations for other people. Wouldn’t the world be wonderful if others said and did what we wanted, when we wanted, how we wanted?! There is an analogy I’ve always appreciated from comedian George Carlin: On the highway, why - 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 8, 2016

A MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE

Remember:  Oppression thrives off isolation. Connection is the only thing that can save you. Remember: Oppression thrives on superficiality. Honesty about your struggles is the key to your liberation. Remember: Your story can help save someone’s life. Your silence contributes to someone else’s struggle. Speak so we all can be free. Love so we all can - 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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May 30, 2015

DEFENSE

Defense is the first act of war.  Byron Katie shared this wisdom and I think it’s true. As soon as we become defensive, it seems that we invite conflict. I find that I have these moments when I try to create boundaries.  Now if I was being like water and letting things flow naturally, this - Read More -

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March 20, 2015

SINGAPORE

During my time in Singapore, my new friend Xavier (Chief Concierge at the Sofitel) encouraged me to experience life as a native Singaporean would. Since I’d visited all of the main sites of the city during previous trips, I thought it was an excellent idea. As a Singaporean would, I took the MRT subway (very - Read More -

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March 13, 2015

STILLNESS

As I travel about the world, I feel it is becoming difficult to catch my breath! Even now, I am writing this post while on my way back to Narita airport after one night in Tokyo. Next I will be in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Whew! :) The opportunity to see so many places, and meet - Read More -

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