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Being Kind

Today is the last day of “Be Kind To Humankind Week”. It would be nice to at least contemplate the concept of kindness as a way to salute the unofficial commemoration. The celebration was organized to be a global event … Continue reading

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Contemplating Kindness

During these highly polarized times, misunderstandings can quickly escalate into dramatic disputes. Being disrespectful and mean are not only considered OK, such attitudes are encouraged by high-ranking officials, celebrities, and even some clergy. Hostility and unkindness can quickly infect cultures … Continue reading

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Meanderings About The Future Again

A few weeks ago, I posted some reflections on this blog about the future. That act of thinking about the future helped nip a spate of nostalgic reminiscing that felt unhealthy. My thoughts have since become more centered and balanced. … Continue reading

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In Alignment

During our happiest moments we might have feelings of gratitude about completion, wholeness, and union. When our actions are in agreement with our values, we are aligned. Most of us only fully realize this idyllic state of mind occasionally, not … Continue reading

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Spiritually Healthy

Being religious and being spiritual are two different concepts. In some instances they overlap and in other cases they don’t. I think it’s good to get that disclaimer out of the way because this post is not about religions nor … Continue reading

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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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