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Longing For Peace by Bonnie Greenwell

Longing For Peace By Bonnie Greenwell             When we long for peace in the world we are usually thinking of the end of hostility, an environment in which none of us has to worry about guns or bombs or destructive encounters or tragic loses.             Probably since the beginning of civilization humans have spoken of [...]

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Does God Care – by JimHatton

DOES GOD CARE?       I remember back in high school and college, and even after I played men’s slow pitch softball, it was common practice for our team to ask God to help us win the game. Interestingly enough recent research says that 48% of Americans believe athletes of faith are rewarded with good health and [...]

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Einstein’s Energy Theory

I recently came across the following quote from Albert Einstein: “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it.  Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way.  This is not philosophy.  This is Physics.” So if I am depressed and [...]

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“I am There”

Recently I learned about the mystical poem ‘I am There’ by James Dillet Freeman.  He is sometimes known as “the poet laureate of the moon” because two of his poems are on the moon.   ‘I Am There’ was taken by Astronaut, James B. Irwin in 1971 and ‘Prayer for Protection’ by Lunar Commander ‘Buzz’ [...]

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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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