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Charity

It’s that time of the year when appeals to our better nature arrive in greater numbers. There are close to a million public charities in the United States, alone. Add to that at least half-a-million civil leagues and 100,000 private … Continue reading

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Friendly And Caring

My old guru once taught that without a sense of friendliness and caring there is no sense of community. This is true from interpersonal relationships to international relationships and every relationship in between. I like to pause my life to … Continue reading

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Giving

An acquaintance says she feels unwilling to give to charity because she thinks anything she gives won’t go to people who really need the help. She is upset at the revelations that some executives in charge of certain charities are … Continue reading

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Ice Cream For Breakfast

A few years ago, a professor at Kyorin University in Tokyo performed a series of clinical trials, for which people were required to eat ice cream right after awakening from a night’s sleep.  Yoshihiko Koga then had his subjects do … Continue reading

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Make A Difference

We sometimes hear about people doing meaningful work for charitable causes.  Obviously, those charities or the community at large benefit by the efforts made by volunteers.  There are also benefits for people who have invested their talents and efforts to make a … Continue reading

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Improve The World?

Self improvement has become somewhat fashionable these days. This is fine, for the most part.  There are the physical fitness programs to enhance our personal health. We have spiritual and contemplative practices to uplift us. Motivational speakers and seminars to … Continue reading

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Helping

Jorge had collapsed from weakness in his legs and asked that I help him get off the floor.  I needed to think quickly about how to get him up without hurting him or myself. I crouched behind him, reached around … Continue reading

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