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Practicing purposefulness, leveled-up

There are a variety of personal meditative practices. Perhaps you use Reiki, shamanic journeying, breathwork, Tarot or oracle cards. Maybe you use daily devotionals, pray, walk in nature, practice gratitude, save a chair for your Guardian Angel. Although I have had some sort of connecting practice for as long as I can remember, I recently […]

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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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Mindfulness in the waiting room

Mindfulness is about being fully aware in the present moment. Sometimes we set aside time for this — attend a session, create quiet time, go for a walk. Other times it happens regardless of our lives happening around us — noticing our breathing while loading the clothes washer, looking into our dog’s eyes as we […]

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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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Watching Thoughts Like Passing Clouds

I don’t have to have an opinion about every one of my thoughts.   A thought is like a hawk in the air: It dances on the wind Yet the sky is unchanged.

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