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Harmonious

“Adagio in G minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo” supposedly composed by Tomaso Albinoni has made a come-back into my frequently played personal playlist. Reappearances of this piece happen every ten-years or so. “Albinoni’s Adagio” is one of the … Continue reading

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The Search For Happiness

I posit that the search for happiness is as old as the age of our species and probably older. There’s no doubt that we like to feel contented and happy. I think the search for happiness is probably older than … Continue reading

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Pondering Joy

It’s short and sweet. We don’t really need a dictionary to understand the definition of joy because we’ve all felt that beautiful emotional state. Perhaps you felt joy when you’ve achieved a hard-won goal. You might feel this blissful state … 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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Metta

Former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey harbors a lot more wisdom than just about any other contemporary politician who comes to mind. The Purple Heart Medal recipient evidently has done a lot of thinking and contemplating since his … Continue reading

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A Conversation About Happiness

Jorge and I sometimes enjoy having a staring contest.  The statistics regarding which one of us wins this childish game are probably in Jorge’s favor.  At least it seems like I’m usually the one who blinks first.  Regardless of who … Continue reading

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Illusions

Many years ago, my guru gave our meditation group a lecture about “Monkey Mind”. He told us that monkey mind was sometimes used by the Buddha to describe our easily distracted, constantly thinking behavior of consciousness.  In a similar way … Continue reading

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