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The Light

I like this metaphor that some philosophers use, “when the lights come on”, to describe when a living organism becomes conscious. Of course there is the bookend phrase, “when the lights go out” to describe death. The simple phrases are … Continue reading

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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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Contemplating Spirituality

My friend Nicholas (not his actual name) sighed, “I think it’s best to see situations as they present themselves.” He had pulled me aside last week because of the recent unhappy breakup with his girlfriend. “She said, ‘the only thing … Continue reading

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Risky Spirituality

There is an important step in spirituality and religion that has been overlooked or not even considered by people who are looking to follow a particular religion or spiritual leader. If this step was followed, society would certainly improve. In … Continue reading

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Death As An Advisor

There is a phrase from Carlos Castaneda’s book Journey To Ixtlan that has haunted me for decades. “…turn to your left and ask advice from your death.” It was part of a conversation Castaneda had with the Yaqui sorcerer don Juan … Continue reading

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Renaissance Of The Heart

It’s hard to ignore the recent upsurge in disharmony in the United States and Europe during the past few months.  In the US, The Klan, neo-Nazis, religious fundamentalists, and radicalized individuals have become more publicly bold. Police have noted an … Continue reading

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Thoughts Involving Yama

On my 28th birthday, many years ago, a simple card arrived from my guru.  He wished me well and reminded me to contemplate Yama.  The previous year, he had given a talk about Yama, one of the Tibetan wrathful deities … Continue reading

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