Actively Abiding

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart…live in the question.” – Rainer Maria Rilke Everyone has unsolved matters in his heart. Such matters ebb and flow with the passage of time and their resolution cannot be forced arbitrarily.  How these matters are handled largely determines ones effectiveness in living. Actively abiding in …

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Anchored in Love

If you’ve ever been the target of bullying, religious persecution or maltreatment of any type, you’ve likely had to make an important decision: sink to the level of the aggressor or rise above the attack. When faced with such an emotionally charged decision, the most common reactions are to 1) lash out in an attempt …

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A Life Worth Living

We view the world through filters: the filter of our upbringing, the filter of our family patterns, the filter of our societal norms, the filter of our religious backgrounds, etc. These filters bring certain things into focus and filter other things out. Our filters shape our perception of reality. Some of my friends, for instance, …

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The Essence of Wisdom

In the spirit of yesterday's consideration, I'd like to expand a little on what it means to "fight for life." You've probably had the experience on occasion of having to reach deep down to overcome a challenge, problem or limitation. This feeling is part of the creative process and how you deal with this discomfort …

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Know Thyself

Know Thyself by Alexander Pope Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is Man. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great: With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in …

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Called to the Window

"Facts are ventriloquists' dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism." ~ Aldous Huxley Facts are helpful in that they provide clothing for the invisible spirit of inspiration. They mull about in the subconscious mind …

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What’s in a name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet..." - William Shakespeare Since the beginning of recorded history, man has been curious about the world around him. His inquiry, fueled by the desire to understand his existence and purpose, is largely confined within two major frameworks: …

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