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“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Healing ourselves, Healing our communities

"The experiences of unity among peoples are more important and crucial than all the concepts, prejudices, ideologies, faiths that may divide. And if you can multiply these experiences of unity over a time interval of sufficient duration, you can undermine any barrier...

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Brahmacharya – walking with a friend

A couple of weeks ago I was having a discussion with a student on the meaning of brahmacharya – or the yogic ethical precept usually translated as continence or celibacy. It is also often discussed as moderation or a way for us to manage our energy; a way for us to...

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Cat person or dog person?

"I must look for my identity, somehow, not only in God but in other men. I will never be able to find myself if I isolate myself from the rest of mankind as if I were a different kind of being." ~ Thomas Merton "Are you a cat person or a dog person?" I bet we have all...

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On floating, tides, and luminescence

Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it. ~ Richard Rohr   You can plan for a hundred years. But you don't know what will happen the next moment. ~ Neem Karoli Baba   The...

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A joy, a sorrow, a delight, a difficulty. The winds and tides of change.

A joy, a sorrow, a delight, a difficulty. These are all coming and going, happening all across the universe. May we find solace and comfort knowing that our experiences will not last forever, and that we are infinitely connected through these experiences. Let us not feel separate for them, but ever more unified, to one another and to the vast mystery of life itself.

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41. Tina O’Connor

41. Tina O'Connor. I can't really separate Tina from her mother, a woman we called Granny, who died at the age of 103 sometime when I was just out of college. I had know Granny my whole life - the O'Connors were our next door neighbors in the house where I was born....

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