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Enemies

“If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.” — Dalai Lama XIV Well, that sort of turns the … Continue reading

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The Great Awakening

The following is from Illumination by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist.   Villoldo has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years.  I really like this book.  It is packed with … Continue reading

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Diamond Net of Indra

I recently saw an article on the web talking about the vast cosmic web of filaments that connect the galaxies in the universe.  At the top of this post is a picture of this cosmic web.  Due to some activity of … Continue reading

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Unconditional Happiness

“In order to get in touch with the unconditional happiness in our innermost being, we need to stop running around, looking for happiness in all the wrong places and instead start to focus on our own mind.” – Tara Springett, … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice – The Light Returns

“The Christians stole the winter solstice from the pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians.” – George Monbiot Cycles. Thousands of years ago we humans lived in sync with the seasons. We were astute observers of the heavens. In … Continue reading

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The Dawn Has Come

The Dawn Has Come “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” – Rabindranath Tagore There are so many ways to die.  I remember the old saying – to live … Continue reading

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The Wise Guide

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche Excerpt THE WISE GUIDE Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose … Continue reading

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Joy Happens To Us

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” – Marianne Williamson I was talking to a friend today about how easy life is if we simply check in and see what … Continue reading

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Unbounded by Space and Time

We are all unbounded by space and time. Free. Just passing through this lifetime. Consider for a moment your ability to imagine. In our imagination we can go to any time or place. We can have any experience we can … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Back To Sleep

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep! You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep! People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds … Continue reading

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