Category Archives: Contemplation

Skillful Speech

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This catchy little chant is one of the first clever idioms we learn as young children. In the world of four-year-old children, it’s a good bit of … Continue reading

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Value

It’s been a year since a lock of hair brought $35,000 at auction. The four-inch long swatch of hair was snipped from Beatle John Lennon’s head in Hamburg, Germany in 1966 by barber Klaus Baruck. Paul Fraser, a collector of … Continue reading

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Becoming

It seems like we humans are never happy with simply being. We often strive towards becoming someone or something else. If we’re unhappy we try to become happy. If we think we’re ugly we want to become beautiful. If we’re … Continue reading

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The Friendly Man

Last evening, I encountered a very friendly man. He was so friendly I was taken aback. In appearance, he looked like any 40-something¬†“average Joe” working man. I was about to enter the supermarket when he greeted me with a hearty … Continue reading

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Risky Spirituality

There is an important step in spirituality and religion that has been overlooked or not even considered by people who are looking to follow a particular religion or spiritual leader. If this step was followed, society would certainly improve. In … Continue reading

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Monarchs

Even though the United States Constitution does not allow for royalty such as kings and queens, this area has had monarchs since long before the arrival of conquerors and imperialists from Europe. These ancient monarchs were probably labeled to honor … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

One of life’s greatest treasures is a friend who helps you understand yourself. He or she is a truly kind person who loves to sit with you in silence and sometimes likes to engage in mind expanding dialogue with you. … Continue reading

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