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November 4, 2021

Loving Unselfishly

There is a lot of talk about unconditional love. Allegedly it is the gateway to a higher understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Proponents argue that loving someone unconditionally means that we never withdraw our love. Now that can be exceedingly difficult, and in some situations, totally inappropriate. Take for example the abused spouse or child. For them, unconditional love may literally be the worst thing they could do. Now, before someone jumps on me about that statement, let me unpack what I mean. Unconditional Love Unconditional love ... Read More

August 19, 2021

Visualize, Crystalize, Energize

There has been a lot of conversation about manifesting for the past century or more. Books like Samuel Smiles’ Self-Help, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, and of course most recently, The Secret, are well known among self-help publishers. Best sellers all of them, these books were not the first in the self-help genre but probably the first to demonstrate the importance of this niche in publishing. Self-Help Publishing Whether for riches or relationships, the self-help genre has grown ... Read More

August 13, 2021

Meaning

Why is it that we so easily dismiss, ignore, or forget the many miraculous/unexplained things that happen to all of us in life? Are you one of us who has experienced an unexplained happening and just moved on, setting it aside as inconsequential? Or are you one of us who insists they have never experienced an unexplained event—at least until you really reflect on your life? Unexplained Events A couple of years back I wrote a book, published by Hay House, all about unexplained events and what they might mean. ... Read More

June 9, 2021

To Judge or Not

We all are aware of the admonishment, “Judge not lest you be judged.” Yet, how are we to decide good from bad without judgment of some kind? Our court system is built upon the very principle of fair judgment. So, is the serial killer to be judged for his/her actions? Judge what? The question is really an exercise in judgment itself, for the real question is what we are supposed to judge and not who. Think about that for a moment. A crime is committed and as a collective society, ... Read More

May 20, 2021

Binary Mind

We live in a world that is highly complex and full of nuances and intricacies. To use the words of poets, there are many shades of gray to almost everything. That said, we seem to want things much simpler, so we tend to choose black or white. You’re either with us or against us. It’s bath or shower, Apple or Microsoft, blue or red, shoes or sandals, juice or coffee, and so on. In other words, when presented with a choice, we choose. Why? Black and White Thinking There is ... Read More