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December 2012 Archives

I don’t know about you but each December 31st I seem to make resolutions and by the end of the following week I can barely recall them. So this year I’ve decided to trade them in for values. By focusing […]

In the New Year there are some surefire ways to be assured of a mediocre 2013. 1) Hold on to self-defeating habits. If you’re like me you know you need to do certain things to stay fit and keep in […]

In the realm of the soul sticking to the practices is a key to success. Doing meditation once a week, or practicing meditation only when you feel like it will not carry you very far. A man seeking to develop […]

Yesterday I joined with a group of Quakers to celebrate Christmas. I don’t know if you’ve ever met a Quaker or participated in their meetings, but in their gatherings, silence is golden. During the hour or so when the group […]

Man is veritably a microcosm of the macrocosmic universe. His finite consciousness is potentially infinite. While his physical sensory organs confine him to the world of matter, his soul is endowed with all-powerful instruments of perception by which God Himself […]

There’s nothing wrong with money or prospering on the spiritual journey. Though often people who have made a commitment to spiritual practice see money as being evil. Money alone has not attributes. But when it becomes the goal and all […]

“World peace starts with each individual finding peace and working toward it in her own heart and making efforts to create a terrain of calm and serenity at home. Next take this peace out and share it with neighbors and […]

Some people give to others and keep an account of what they feel is owed back to them by the individual they help. Others give to someone today expecting they’ll receive a return from someone else when they need it […]

It’s revealing that Rumi, a poet who wrote in the 13thcentury, finds his works on today’s bestseller lists. There’s something mystical that he communicates through his divine experiences. “I am a painter, a maker of the seen and the hidden, […]

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