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Sally McKirgan

Sally McKirgan is an artist, author and poet who lives in Ashland, OR. She facilitates the Ashland Daily Tidings Inner Peace column that is published every Saturday on the Back Page. She also facilitates one of several A Course In Miracles study groups that meet weekly in the Rogue Valley. Contact her for locations and meeting times. innerpeaceforyou@live.com

Blueness by Jessica Bryan

BLUENESS by Jessica Bryan Blue she was, but not really blue, more like soft grey – Blue Heron fading into the rocks and fallen trees along the creek edge. Her wings were partly open, and in this pose she appeared heart-shaped except for her long, slender neck and head. At first, I didn’t understand her [...]

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Responsibility by Martin Buber

Here is a lovely quote from Martin Buber to reflect upon: To what should one respond? To what happens to one, to what is to be seen and heard and felt. Each concrete hour allotted to the person, with its content drawn from the world and from destiny, is speech for the man who is [...]

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Quiet Your Holy Mind

Quiet your Holy Mind   Many spiritualties tell us that a quiet mind will bring peace.  Is your mind quiet?  Do you want it quiet?  If so, then why isn’t it? This is an age old question but the answer is simple:   We can’t have a quiet mind if we are judging people.  Judging others is [...]

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Learning from Extremes by Ed Hirsch

Learning from Extremes: Pride and Humility by Ed Hirsch  We might dismiss extremes as having nothing to do with us, but they present life lessons from which we can benefit without having to act them out. After all, they are simply acting out what is potential within all of us. They illuminate what we ourselves [...]

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We are Eternal Spirit

We are born into a body, in a particular family of certain circumstances but we seek the answer to the age old question:  Who am I?  We learn (gradually) we are much MORE than a body.  We are NOT who we THINK we are!  Many spiritual paths lead us to our true identity and ultimately HOME! [...]

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Peacefulness Now by Jack Altman

Peacefulness Now Is there peacefulness now?  Is there attention (choiceless, effortless, aimless, unfocused, not knowing, not judging, suffering-addressing, grateful, surrendered attention) – to what is, which includes mental and or physical discomfort? I do not know.  “Not knowing” allows peacefulness in this moment.  The following words point to Mystery beyond words. Observing breathing is always [...]

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Learning from Extremes

Learning from Extremes: Pride and Humility  by  Ed Hirsch We might dismiss extremes as having nothing to do with us, but they present life lessons from which we can benefit without having to act them out. After all, they are simply acting out what is potential within all of us. They illuminate what we ourselves [...]

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Only Now Exists

The now moment is the only time that exists. by John Smallman 2017-05-14-saul-audio-blog-for-sunday-may-14th.mp3 Saul Audio Blog for Sunday May 14th I found the above very interesting.  John Smallman is a non-dual spiritual teacher.

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That Elusive Peace and Joy

The Elusiveness of Peace and Joy! Do you want peace and joy?  Of course you do.  As least you think you do until you have a judgment or an upset that you won’t let go of.   You are sure something was done to you and you are certain you are right and the offending party [...]

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WHY DO WE DISAGREE?

I wanted to share this link because Professor George Lakoff explains why we disagree and how we can learn to find common ground to become more agreeable! It is 27 minutes  interview with Tavis Smiley of PBS  Professor of Cognitive Science, George Lakoff, UC Berkeley: http://video.nhptv.org/video/2365951602/

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