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  • Letting Go

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    Yesterday I was reading from the Tao Te Ching and I came across Chapter 5.  Right now there is a lot of anger in the world, but in reading this, I found some error in my attitudes of late: The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. The Master doesn’t […] More

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  • Hard Times

    In meditation this morning, I dwelt upon the idea of “how do we cope in times like this?” Three concepts of dealing with life’s difficulties floated up into my conscious awareness. The Parallel Path There is a path parallel to the one we are on.  The parallel path is small and thin, like a hiking […] More

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  • Measured Breathing

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    Having not done this in some time, I found it refreshing to begin the practice again. Measured breathing (specifically the four phase or four fold breathing technique) is very helpful for relaxation and reducing anxiety – at least for me.  The practice itself is found in the cultures of India, as far as I can […] More

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  • Schizophrenic Belief Systems

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    Beliefs, even if not scientific in themselves, should be logical unto themselves.  When one says, “well I believe this to be true,” no matter how fantastic it may sound, if it is logical to itself – it is self-evident. One might believe in karma and reincarnation.  Another might believe in a single lifetime and a […] More

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  • My Issue with the Election

    The 2016 election is upon us.  Tomorrow, Nov. 8, many people will be taking to the polls to vote in a new president.  While some find it exciting, this particular election has been filled with some of the most negative data. For the spiritually minded, we know that this physical world is not our kingdom. […] More

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  • The Power Dynamics of Donald Trump and his Followers

    Why do people follow Donald Trump?  He makes outrageous statements, he insults and hurts others with his words and people flock to him.  The more outrageous the statement, the more he seems to draw followers.  It doesn’t matter if he’s even wrong.  The strength of his draw isn’t in his accuracy – it’s something altogether […] More

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