Compassion
Jun16

Compassion

People want to be religious, says scholar Karen Armstrong; we should help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help build a Charter for Compassion — to restore the Golden Rule as the central global religious doctrine. His Holiness Dalai Lama press conference in San Diego – June 16,...

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Iron John
Jun12

Iron John

Iron John –  In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man. Bly’s vision is based on his ongoing work with men and reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy...

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The Radiant I Am by Emma Curtis Hopkins
Jun10

The Radiant I Am by Emma Curtis Hopkins

The Radiant I Am by Emma Curtis Hopkins fans the ember that burns within. Powerful. Inspiring. Awakens the soul and lays a healing foundation for answering the questions. – Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Excerpt: “The listening disciple becomes a preaching apostle. Standing at the Center of Being and looking outward over the world, instruction is received from every quarter. But who hath told himself that all...

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Rejecting, Excluding, Eliminating or Punishing…
Jun03

Rejecting, Excluding, Eliminating or Punishing…

    “Don’t waste any time rejecting, excluding, eliminating, or punishing anyone or anything else. Everything belongs, including you…” Fr. Richard Rohr – “Divine Incarnation took the form of an Indwelling Presence in every human soul and surely all creatures in some rudimentary way. Ironically, our human freedom gives us the ability to refuse to jump on board our own life. Angels, animals,...

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The Power of Song
May29

The Power of Song

Can culture hold a people together and song save a nation? These short video clips gave me pause, and nudged me to reflect upon the many solemn blessings of our freedom, often taken for granted. Oh, that we hold ourselves to a higher purpose through these trying times. – The song, Finlandia (This Is My Song), was originally written and sung in 1899 as a covert protest against increasing censorship of Finland by the Russian...

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In Flanders Fields
May28

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye...

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What if?
May21

What if?

What if it all turns out great? What if...

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Providence
May14

Providence

 William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996) “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events...

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Taking Back My Power
May11

Taking Back My Power

Victim mentality is an acquired (learned) personality trait in which a person tends to regard him or herself as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to think, speak and act as if that were the case — even in the absence of clear evidence. It depends on habitual thought processes and attribution. Victim mentality is primarily learned, for example, from family members and situations during childhood. It contrasts with the...

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The Four Agreements
May06

The Four Agreements

Book on Amazon – “Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change...

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