My New Year’s Wish For You…

So much of the outside world is beyond our control. War, famine, poverty, bigotry, violence, cruelty -- are all forces that live alongside peace, forgiveness, unselfishness, kindness, hope, inspiration and goodness. And while we can of course do our best to always be on the side of good as opposed to harm, we still have …

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Impermanence.

I am reading an extraordinary new book, The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski. Extraordinary. Am only half way through and it's already had a huge impact on me. I will write about it in greater detail when I finish. One of the words that really moved me in the book is the word "impermanence".  I …

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Thanksgiving. Every day.

I have always been fascinated by Thanksgiving. THE day when we pause, reflect and give thanks to all the things we are grateful for. Fascinated not because it's such an interesting topic, fascinated as to why we don't do this EVERYDAY! I have read so much about the benefits of gratitude... https://www.today.com/health/be-thankful-science-says-gratitude-good-your-health-t58256 https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude https://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round/#582ef11d183c As …

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Equanimity.

  Zen Story: Maybe There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it …

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