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More Peace

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only … Continue reading

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To Win At All Costs

The desire to prevail in disputes and disagreements is natural. This urge is often exploited to favorable effect in athletic contests and warfare. The compulsion to win at all costs takes on more nuanced value when it comes to interpersonal … Continue reading

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Peace

I predict that today you will learn about some form of conflict in the world.  This forecast seems to be a no-brainer, doesn’t it?  Our culture exists within a sea of conflict, so naturally we will learn of a new instance … Continue reading

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Spiritual Literacy

There are times when I just have to walk away from all the information describing the physical and mental damage being inflicted during today’s clash of the titan religions.  The struggle for superiority and dominance is resulting in much militarism … Continue reading

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International Forgiveness Day

Just a short, casual perusal of the news headlines reveals a lot of people nursing long-lived grudges. The Israelis and Arab states destructively act out their resentments on a regular basis. Russia and the West rattle sabers from time to … Continue reading

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Universal Human Beings Week

Sometimes I ponder and wonder about the big picture of humankind.  At first glance, this seems like a gigantic situation because our species numbers in the billions of individuals. I take a second look and imagine the “pale blue dot”, the … Continue reading

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Some Perspective

Jorge was all fired up and had to let off some steam.  He said he had been trying to collect his calm, but was having little success mulling things over during his long drives in the truck. It was a couple … Continue reading

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