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To Meditate

“Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.”–Voltaire I have often wondered about the types of meditation Voltaire may have practiced. His insights about human awareness and consciousness hint that he more than dabbled in … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Insight

High school algebra class was a daily 50-minute torture session that yielded little if any inspiration. Meantime, a few classrooms away was the art studio. There was a sense of boundless freedom about the studio that allowed me to unleash … Continue reading

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Conquering Demons

“You don’t need to exorcise your personal demons onstage.”–Jimmy Kimmel When blogging, vlogging, or hosting podcasts, there is a fine line between citing one’s own life experiences and providing too much information (TMI). I mention this because another one of … Continue reading

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Try Something Else

We go through certain stages or times in our lives when circumstance requires us to rebuild aspects of our lifestyle or even start all over again from scratch. Although we don’t always choose when these times will occur, we do … Continue reading

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Expand The Mind

“One of the secrets of youth is to remain curious.” This “secret” has been rattling around in my head for a long time. It has been my major “alibi” for going to the library every week and why I like … Continue reading

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A Growing Friendship

I’m in the process of beginning a new friendship. Having written that sentence, I just want sit here and ponder its implications, and meanings. When you’re fully aware of the process of making friends with another human being, you feel … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Growth

While reading articles and blogs, I sometimes come across writers who extol growth.  It’s a fuzzy buzzword that appears often in self-help or spiritual writing.  Growth is usually presented as a positive virtue.  In the mental and “spiritual” realms, growth … Continue reading

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