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February 27, 2012

Allowing the Time to Heal

Our expectations can heal us, and they can harm us. Many people are afraid of losing, winning, playing and embracing much that life has to offer. Moving that to a new context — acknowledging our own anticipation while maneuvering it into the zone of practice, trying, learning and waiting with expectancy of success — is one of the grandest endeavors we can undertake. But to do that, we must at times be both the patient and the healer. I’m reminded of an old Sufi story about time and pomegranates that ... Read More

December 9, 2011

Is This the Law of Attraction at Work?

The Secret and The Law of Attraction have drawn a great deal of interest from main street folks, not just the so-called new age followers. Bob Proctor, a Secret teacher, asserts that a fellow teacher, James Arthur Ray attracted his own demise — the Sedona disaster. So let me start by asking you to participate in a mind experiment. The idea behind a mind experiment is to actually explore an idea by participating in a sort of vicarious way. So, let’s use some imagination and see where it leads. What if you found yourself at a retreat? ... Read More

November 16, 2011

Blessings and Resolutions

As another holiday season approaches, I am reminded of last year. After spending about six hours in the kitchen with my lovely wife, patting my stomach and realizing that once again I’d eaten a little more than was comfortable, I thought to myself just how blessed most of us are. I happened to mention to my wife a thought that had just come across my mind: that love is the great equalizer. I’ve met so many people who are much less fortunate than I, yet most of them are happy. ... Read More

November 9, 2011

The Rehearsal That Makes a Lifetime Difference

Within every human being exists a propensity for greatness. The gifts may vary, and the greatness may live out in a vast array of alternatives — say from carpentry to rocket science — but the gift that gives one true self-respect, lifts the spirit from “same old, same old,” resides within. It is our ability to do our very best with our talents in every thing we do. This potential resides within each one of us — but if so, then why is it so often denied? Every individual essentially ... Read More