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Retreat

I like to invent my own “spiritual” retreats. They emulate the types of retreats monks and seekers partake. Instead of traveling to the Himalayas or to South America, I set up my music room at home as sacred space. I … Continue reading

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Reticent

My friend Jonathan brought up the topic of reticence yesterday. He mentioned that he is more of an extrovert than I am. I mentioned that when I was Jonathan’s age, I had an even  more reticent personality. I was told by … Continue reading

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High Vision

Several years ago my vision clinic recommended a test for low vision. I went ahead and was checked. Thankfully, I had no significant symptoms of that severe visual impairment. (The term “low vision” seems like an odd misnomer, and I … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling Philosophical Today

The reality of the speed of life struck me right away this morning. I glanced at the calendar and noticed we only have a month and a half of 2018 remaining. This type of realizations cause philosophical thoughts to cruise … Continue reading

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Thinking About Emotional Intelligence

Psychologists Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer have defined emotional intelligence “…as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to … Continue reading

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The Checklist

I turned sixty-six last month. Around the time of that event and afterwards, I’ve been experiencing some sort of wake-up calls about mortality. I’ve always known intellectually that life on this planet is impermanent. I’ve also done countless meditations on mortality … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

One of life’s greatest treasures is a friend who helps you understand yourself. He or she is a truly kind person who loves to sit with you in silence and sometimes likes to engage in mind expanding dialogue with you. … Continue reading

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