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Live Peace, Speak Peace

“To live without speaking is better than to speak without living. For the former who lives rightly does good even by his silence but the latter does no good even when he speaks.” ~Abba Isidore of Pelusia

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Solitude Is A State Of Mind

  “There are many who live in the mountains and behave as if they were in the town, and they are wasting their time. It is possible to be a solitary in one’s mind while living in a crowd, and … Continue reading

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Light a Star to Guide Us

  Sometimes I wonder why you seemed to take so long to send a saviour to our earth when things had gone so wrong. So many years of killing, of terror for the young, hatred and destruction, so little hope … Continue reading

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Christmas Is – Part 4

Mother. Father. Child. Together. Alone. Guests who arrived had been invited by angels. Angels. And a star. Shepherds. Wise men. How simple it was, how thrilling. How lonely. Christmas. Family. Presents. And an unexpected sense of loneliness – We too … Continue reading

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Christmas Is – Part 3

If Christmas is about the birth of Jesus then the celebrations would at least reflect the kind of person he was. He was born poor, in a lonely place, among animals did they even have food? Excerpt from “Christmas Is” … Continue reading

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Christmas Is – Part 2

  Though I often wish for family traditions to fall back on I’m glad we haven’t many. Tradition bends one to doing and being and performing without the need for thought or question. It’s time we questioned what we do … Continue reading

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The Best Tree Yet

The Christmas lights were our nephew’s, he passed away this year. And many of the handmade bits bring memories or a tear. We hang these treasures on our tree, so that we’ll not forget the precious people in our life. … Continue reading

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Pay Attention

Mindfulness changes the brain. . .  How we pay attention promotes neural plasticity, the change of neural connections in response to experience. ~Psychiatrist and brain researcher Daniel J. Siegel in his book: “The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the … Continue reading

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Warmth of Kindness

I place another dry fir log onto hot coals in the wood stove, I am warmed and filled with thankfulness for a tree once dead and seemingly useless that fell one windy night across our power lines. Hydro was there … Continue reading

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November Rememberings

So many rememberings. . . they crowd in and push at each other like shoppers at sales tables. Let them pass, there’s nothing there I need to hang onto. ©1994 Sharron R. McMillan

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It’s Time To Live In Peace and Harmony

The war to end all wars didn’t. Still wars tear people and countries apart. Why are we so slow to learn how to get along, how to share and take care of the beautiful world we’ve inherited. It’s not about … Continue reading

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The Universe

The universe is a single reality— one long sweeping spectacular process of interconnected events. The universe is not a place where evolution happens; it is evolution happening. It is not a stage on which dramas unfold; it is the unfolding … Continue reading

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There Be Fairies Here

The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world. ~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

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The Mushroom Bursts The Sod

Then sleep the seasons, full of might; While slowly swells the pod, And rounds the peach, and in the night The mushroom bursts the sod. The winter comes: the frozen rut Is bound with silver bars; the white drift heaps … Continue reading

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Being Better

The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. ~St. Francis

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