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No True Wish

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 Krishna, who, in the Bhagavad Gita, is a symbol of the Ultimate, of God, says to Arjuna, the seeker: "With mind absorbed in Me, you shall know Me completely." (Jnaneshwar's Gita, …

Is Your Biography Your Identity?

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   The Irish poet, John O’Donohue, wrote that our age has "reduced identity to biography.” In other words, this age has bulldozed us into the reductionist and limiting belief that, …

Love Creates Space

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 Love creates space. It creates a gracious, hospitable, sacred space, where boundless possibilities exist.

 Speaking of which, four years ago, I met the philosopher, Jacob Needleman, …

Mad With Inspiration

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 There’s something attractive to me about someone who is a little bit crazy, a little bit mad with inspiration

 In his presence I sense a fire burning. His imagination is alive. …

Elegantly Balanced

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 I can picture her even now, some fifteen years later, a very charming woman in her early 70’s, trying without success in a Yoga class to cross one leg over the other. (as above)

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Blissful In Seattle

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 I decided to juice up a walk in downtown Seattle one Friday afternoon by coordinating my steps with a prayer mantra.

 That focus helped gradually to put me into something of a …

Thomas Merton And Me

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 A young man was unenthusiastically preparing for the United States Foreign service at Georgetown University. Uninspired, he called his focus a “decent plan at the time for some …

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down (on your anger)

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 When newly married, my wife and I received the councel never to let the sun go down on our anger. Such great advise!

 The message was to regard the present moment as all-important, …

You Are A Possibility

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 You are a possibility, say the great sages and seers, but may not have appeared. You are a distinct, potent possibility, a candidate for a great realization, but some doubt or …