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Benchmarks of leveling up in relationship

Watch the above video till the end. All the way through. Even if you think you know what is coming. Even if you’ve already seen it. (Oh, for crying out loud, it’s only four minutes and ten seconds to the end credits. Consider it easy meditation time, and just enjoy.) QUESTIONS TO PONDER, NOW THAT […]

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Why the physical body doesn’t actually hinder the spiritual one

You’ve heard before that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. “I think/reflect, therefore I am.” Within this Cartesian split, I reflect that I am turned more toward what I think of as the higher, spiritual realms than what I have thought of as the denser, physical body. As if the whole purpose of […]

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A modern fable to ponder

I recently read this modern fable, and I’m still pondering it. Upstream/Downstream: A Fable for Our Times It was many years ago that villagers in Downstream recall spotting the first body in the river. Some old-timers remember how Spartan were the facilities and procedures for managing that sort of thing. Sometimes, they say, it would […]

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There’s a spider in my swimsuit

The other day I put my swimsuit on, to go sit in our new-to-us hot tub after a day of power washing the house in preparation for upcoming staining. I had one leg in, and was just putting my other foot through when a ginormous spider crawled out of my swimsuit and onto my hand.

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When “ease and joy” feels far away

Do it anyway. See it anyway. Trust it anyway. It is there for you any way. When do you find you need extra faith? Are they predictable situations, or are you blindsided? Or both?  

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