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Loving Neighbor as Self

  “We are not just a skin-encapsulated ego, a soul encased in flesh. We are each other and we are the world.” – Charles Eisenstein Interbeing is the understanding that nothing exists separately from anything else. We are all interconnected. By taking care of another person, you take care of yourself. By taking care of yourself, […]

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Embracing the World

“We are fellow-helpers with God, co-creators in everything we do. When Word and work are returned to their source and origin, all work is accomplished divinely in God. And there too the soul loses itself in a wonderful enchantment.” – Meister Eckhart A spirituality that is only private and self-absorbed, one devoid of an authentic […]

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Finding Freedom

“The Noble Truth of suffering (dukkha) is this: Birth is suffering; aging is suffering; sickness is suffering; death is suffering; sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief, and despair are suffering; association with the unpleasant is suffering – in brief, the five aggregates of attachment are suffering.” – Shakyamuni Buddha Meditation on the Self I have sensations, […]

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Time for Being

When, through [practice], the mind ceases its restless movements, and becomes still, one realizes the Self, It satisfies one entirely. Then one knows that infinite happiness which can be realized by the purified heart but is beyond the grasp of the senses. – The Bhagavad Gita   “His disciples said to him, ‘When will the […]

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Celebrating Gifts of Ageing

  “God has to work in the soul in secret and in darkness because if we fully knew what was happening, and what Mystery, transformation, God and Grace will eventually ask of us, we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process.” – St. John of the Cross   We must let […]

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Sensing Spirit Among the Redwoods

“The heavens are telling the glory of God;     and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech,     and night to night declares knowledge.  There is no speech, nor are there words;     their voice is not heard;  yet their voice goes out through all the earth,     and their words to the end of the […]