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You Can Get There from Here

During these last few weeks that I remain in this role as your minister, I have promised to share what I consider the gold standards of spiritual insights and practices.  These ideas and ways of seeing and being have been most fruitful in breaking through to deeper peace, grander visions of possibility and freedom.
 

Finding Strength in Surrender

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.
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Truth or Consequences

Gestalt therapist Brad Blanton, Ph.D., believes that lying is the major cause of human stress and advocates strict truthfulness as the key to achieving intimacy and calm.  On the surface, most of us would whole-heartedly agree with that prescriptio

Falling Upward

I have heard that we are born with only two primary fears, the fear of falling and the fear of loud sounds. All other fears are apparently acquired along the trajectory of our life experiences.

God Knows Why

There is perhaps no greater mystery in life or subject of endless speculation than the question of why things happen the way they do.  Unlike the other creatures with who share this planet, the human mind does not do well with the simple reality check that bluntly concludes, “it is what it is.” We demand

Resolve to Evolve

As we begin to etch our lives upon the clean slate of a new year, we may gladly release a difficult year, and lift a glass and our hope to a new year of possibility. I  can get caught up in the revelry of positive expectancy around the New Year, and allow myself the human pleasure of making a big deal about a moment in time. Of course, there is the sober view that living in time bounded thinking is spiritually untrue, and that change can occur anywhere along the continuum of time.
 

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