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SPIRIT

Life from the Inside Out

When I began to meditate I had the hope that I could explore some of the inner workings of my mind and find something of interest there. After all; meditation is simple, right? Simple?... 



Connecting With One Another

Life has its ups and downs. Certainly some of us experience them more than others. They can be small (getting over a cold, receiving a note of appreciation) or large (being laid off... 



Life Is What Happens To You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans

This famous saying from John Lennon reflects a paradox in our lives. Many of us would like to have a peaceful ride, enjoy the present moment, yet we can’t help but make future plans... 



Books for Body, Mind, Soul

The Chinese Year of the Serpent begins on the new moon of February 9, 2013. As the serpent is a symbol of healing and rebirth, it’s an ideal time to benefit from the transformative... 



Tell It Like It Is…

In his autobiography, My Experiments With Truth, Mahatma Gandhi narrates his experience with eating meat, smoking, drinking, stealing and subsequent atonement. Later, in his reformed... 



Truth, Righteousness and the Slippery Slope to Hell

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Truth, Righteousness and the Slippery Slope to Hell I cannot help but notice the prolific posts on the net asserting various truisms, imperatives... 



 Seven Habit of Effective Yogis

In the heat of revved-up current information barrages, lists make sense. We can scan and absorb them faster than denser prose. I recently visited some of my favourite lists. And I... 



Why And How To Pick A Spiritual Practice

In this age of technology and materialism, when many wonder what tomorrow will bring, the resurgence of spirituality is a natural phenomenon. For centuries, people have turned to religions... 



Ramblings of an old flower child – Dancing on the razor’s edge

Dancing on the Razor’s Edge As human beings we have been granted consciousness (being self aware) and free will (choice). Yet these blessings have both rights and responsibilities... 



Creating Experiences

Experience, not mixed with wisdom, is a thin thing. ~ Unknown The Dalai Llama suggests that we do something new every year at the very least. My first spiritual teacher, a fierce Buddhist... 



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