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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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Silence

“The ego uses words to get what it wants. When we are in an argument with our family, friends, or colleagues, that is what we do. We pull out the words that give us power, make us look right or … Continue reading

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Betwixt and Between

Christmas is over but the tree is still twinkling merrily and presents are stacked beneath it. The New Year hasn’t arrived yet but I’m already planning what I will do differently in it. It’s a strange feeling betwixt and between … Continue reading

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Message From A Tree

This is the semaphore sign for the letter H or the number 8. Is he saying Hello, Help or warning us, 8 years left before these ferns disappear?

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Something Golden

A miraculous event unfolds when we throw the lead of our personal story into the transformative flames of creativity. Our hardship is transmuted into something golden. With that gold we heal ourselves and redeem the world. ~Mirabai Starr  

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Reading Nature

Lectio Divina in Nature Step out onto the Planet. Draw a circle a hundred feet round. Inside the circle are 300 things nobody understands, and, maybe nobody’s ever really seen How many can you find? ~Lew Welch Lew Welch, Ring … 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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Living The Truth

You do not think yourself into a new way of living, you live yourself into a new way of thinking. ~St. Francis

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Deception

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words. ~John Ruskin

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Sleep

The sleep of the working man is pleasant whether he eats little or much but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep. ~Ecclesiastes  

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Clearing A Spot

To begin is half the work. ~ Decimus Magnus Ausonuius.

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We Are All One

Emergent theories seem to confirm what mystics have been telling us all along—that we are one, not just all human beings, but all creation, the entire universe. As much as we may imagine and act to the contrary, human beings … Continue reading

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Street Sign

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Love Expressed Well

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Empty Nest

The day a child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. ~ Alden Nowlan

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