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If you are slapped on one cheek, turn the other too. – Jesus Non-violence is an elevated way of being. Many of us are raised with feelings of, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But […]

If you want to make big changes in your life, the easiest and only way to begin is one step at a time. If you’ve ever looked at a mountain from the bottom before climbing it, the trek can appear […]

“Do your duty until it becomes your joy.” How often do we have to make choices between doing the right thing and doing the easier thing?  My favorite story about doing the right thing which is called dharma in Sanskrit, […]

“The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,…The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being’s difficulty in coming to viruous balance with himself. ”- Elizabeth Gilbert Balance is a […]

Imagine going through some of life’s toughest challenges – rape, prison, abuse – and coming out with deeper faith. Patrice Gaines, an author and veteran journalist of the Washington Post, experienced some of the toughest things that life can throw […]

Once a year Bali spends three days in silence. It’s the country’s way to celebrate the New Year and bring a sense of balance and move into harmony with nature. Streets fall silent; families move indoors and remain in quiet […]

Remember Einstein’s comment, “The problems we face cannot be resolved at the same level of mind at which we created them.” The level of mind at which we function can have a huge impact on our lives and on the […]

“Love my uncertainty.” – Sathya Sai Baba I like to know what’s going to happen next. I’m the kind of person who will pick up a book, read the last lines and then start from the beginning. I tend to […]

Joseph Campbell said, “Religion is a defense to a true religious experience.”  The spiritual journey is different than following a fixed dogma or doing ritual worship once or twice a week.  Very often people use church attendance or participation in […]

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful […]

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