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I see no reason

If you see no reason to give thanks, the issue is no one’s but your own. Reasons to give thanks The very fact you may be agreeing or disagreeing with this statement is a reason to give thanks.  You are a thinking, breathing, live human being.  Give thanks for that.  If your life sucks, the …

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Everything changed

December 7, 1972 everything about living on planet Earth changed.  On that day 48 years ago, astronauts aboard Apollo 17 took an image that has become one of the most reproduced images in human history.  Known as The Blue Marble this image, for the first time in human history reminded us of two things.  The …

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You are a light

You are a light of the Universe if you see the world, the Universe, the Cosmos as the creation of The One.  It doesn’t matter what name you use to refer to The One, in the end names do not matter.  You are a light of the world if you see all creation as sacred …

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Just visiting!

Here is a challenge for you; try viewing our beautiful planet as though you were just visiting from a far distant planetary system.  Step aside from your everyday view of your surroundings and put yourself in the place of someone visiting from another planet.  Would you view the sunset you see every day differently?  Would …

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The truth

When the truth, as we know it, is rocked to the core by an experience we are called to do some soul searching.  This is what happened to me yesterday as I visited the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan.  As I stood on ground zero for the first deployment of a nuclear weapon in the …

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Commitment

“I have done everything I can to achieve my goal” is what many of us say everyday, and yet we have not reached our goal yet.  Why is that? A couple of days ago I was privileged to view the remains of a Buddhist Monk who had a goal; to relieve the world of pain …

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Pop Physchology

The ideas I write about are, for the most part, what is sometimes dismissed as Pop Physchology.  Sometimes I hear people deriding this way of thinking as shallow, simple and child-like.  You know, I am good with that, because the truth is, these ideas are simple and childlike, but they are far from simple!  Who …

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I’m only human

Words have power.  Have I mentioned that in these blogs before?  Maybe once or twice, and here we are again, the power of words.  When we excuse ourselves by saying “I’m only human” what we are doing is suggesting that as humans we are limited in any way, and this is not true. As humans …

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But, what if…

But what if our view of a situation is incorrect; not because we are wrong, but simply because we are not seeing the whole picture?   But what if we are viewing events not as they are today, but through the lens of things that happened years ago? But what if we did not truly …

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