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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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Goodwill

Goodwill is one of those qualities that is extremely valuable yet does not have a price tag. A person can project goodwill towards others, but this does not mean a person will automatically earn it in return. Once someone has … 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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So Sensitive

I was perhaps nine or ten years old when my paternal grandfather overheard my eldest cousin tease me about being too sensitive. He pulled me to his side and said something to the effect that it is a blessing to … 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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A Positive Attitude?

People, in general, are attracted to the positive thinking movement because they see it as a tool to help them achieve a goal or to acquire something. This sort of motivation is all well and good. However, that is not … Continue reading

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What If You Were Somebody Else?

The weather has finally warmed up enough so that I can have comfortable outdoors, early morning meditations so, I brought out a folding lawn chair and sat under the dark sky yesterday.  It was just a simple Insight Meditation, a … Continue reading

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