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Self-Examination: Will We Take the Challenge?

“Love all and exclude none.”                        – Swami Rama There is a growing misery on our planet. In response, we are witnessing many lines being drawn to shut out the … Continue reading

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Preferring to Suffer

I have just spent a week with 3 of my grandchildren, all of whom are in their 20s. I love watching their uniqueness, love of life, and growing wisdom. I feel proud of them and hopeful about the future. But … Continue reading

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Contentment, Life & Roller Coasters

I remember years ago taking my younger brother to the amusement park. His goal was to ride the roller coaster, one of the most daunting rides that existed at that time. I swallowed, bought the tickets, and soon we were … Continue reading

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If Trees Could Think

I have always in my seeming affinity with trees, been curious about them. I have even felt a certain communion with them from time to time. To me, they seem so magnificent, content, bold, and courageous as they stand solidly … Continue reading

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Violence Ends Here – A Response to Charleston

“There is no more important part to play in life than enabling children to grow up in a peaceful world, young people to grow up with a selfless goal in view, and nations and races and countries to live together … Continue reading

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No One Else is Me

“Mom, do you know what I love about life? Nobody can tell me what to do because no one else is me so they don’t know what I’m capable of.” These words were recently spoken by my 7-year-old niece to … Continue reading

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Friends?

2014 marked the 10th anniversary of Facebook, so the Pew Research Center did a survey. The survey found that half of all Facebook users have more than 200 friends in their network and 15% have more than 500 friends. Everyone … Continue reading

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Pardon the Mess; Transformation in Process

I was once given a handout by a teacher that said in big bold letters: Pardon the Mess; Transformation in Process. We students chuckled and then dutifully put the handout in our binder along with our notes. As I sit … Continue reading

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