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The things we need arrive at the right time, and so it has been with Mark Nepo and his work. For those of us on a spiritual path, Mark’s writings possess the power to immediately move us into connection with […]

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Joseph Campbell suggested that when we “find our bliss” and it will lead us to where we need to be. Bliss goes beyond happiness. Everyone wants to find happiness. Happiness is good. It’s a wonderful feeling that comes from buying […]

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“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, […]

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How often have you wanted to try something new and then let fear or embarrassment block the way? As part of my New Year’s resolution I decided to start an art class. I’m terrible at drawing and generally use collage […]

The highest form of happiness is contentment. Our media and our consumer society often play on discontent. They show us images of what life could be if we were something better or if we only had something more. But contentment […]

Dolphins are considered a healing force and a powerful symbol by many. They were revered by sailors as dolphins would accompany ships for long distances playing in the wake of the waves. They seem to exude joy and they look […]

Life is a series of ups and downs. It’s a pleasure between two pains. We get something we want and are happy for a little while and then something breaks down or gets in the way and we feel upset. […]

On the beaches of South Carolina near Seabrook Island and Kiawah, dolphins come together to  “strand feed.” At low tide they swim to the shore at an inlet and collectively, they herd fish onto the shore and the dolphins jump […]

Can you believe it? Laughter can be a spiritual practice. We tend to take anything spiritual with such seriousness that we lose our sense of humor. Humor is spiritual. Think of the laughing Buddhas in the East, and I can […]

The highest form of happiness is contentment. The media and our consumer society often play on discontent. They show us images of what life could be if we were something better or if we only had something more. But contentment […]

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