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Metta

It’s helpful to begin the new season on a positive, uplifting note. For this cold start, I have a warm word: metta. Metta is sorely needed to balance out the negativity and discord that is present in today’s world. If … Continue reading

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Come On People Now

The musical refrain “Come on people now, Smile on your brother, Everybody get together, Try to love one another right now.” Has been looping on my mental jukebox the past several mornings. The version of “Get Together” most of us … Continue reading

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Be Kind To Humankind Week

Rick decided to make over his appearance but didn’t warn me about it beforehand. I was only familiar with his pleasantly scruffy face and long hair. Last Wednesday, after he greeted me in his normally cheerful manner, it took me … Continue reading

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Being Kind To Animals

Due to the fact that human beings are members of the Animal Kingdom, it has always made sense to me that it is best to be kind to animals. I’ve never seen the supposed sharp boundary line that separates us … Continue reading

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Human Beings Week

During the past twelve months or so, I’ve attended four funerals and received the obituaries of three more people who live far away. I’ve attended two weddings and received one additional invitation but did not attend because it took place … Continue reading

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Renaissance Of The Heart

My new day planner/diary says that among many commemorations, February is “Renaissance of the Heart Month”. This is a very appealing celebration. It’s also very much needed in today’s national conversation. If we pay attention to current events these days, … Continue reading

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Kindly

One of the most valuable skills my old guru taught is Lovingkindness Meditation. He said that for the best benefit, it is best to practice it daily. This type of meditation has found its way into a segment of popular … Continue reading

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