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Discovering You’re Enough with a Leap of Perception

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If you’re feeling hemmed in and know that there’s much more to you than what you’re currently experiencing but don’t know quite how to access it, then “Leap of Perception,” by Penney Peirce deserves a read. Penney wrote about working […]

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Could You Turn the Other Cheek?

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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 […]

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Getting There with A Steady Pace

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If you’ve ever looked at a mountain from the bottom before climbing it, the trek can appear to be a daunting task. But miraculously, by taking one step at a time, the miles lead you to the peak.  Running will […]

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Seven Thousand Ways to Listen with Mark Nepo

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It’s not often that we think of listening. But Mark Nepo makes an art of it. In his new book, “Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred” Nepo, the New York Times #1 bestselling author and […]

Find the Highest Form of Happiness

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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 […]

The See Good Practice

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Goodness is the essence of all things. This may be difficult to perceive when we see pain and challenges around us. But many things unfold with divine complexity and we can only see a small piece of the picture. The […]

Living in An Ocean of Peace

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The ocean is constant in its depths. It remains still and untroubled by the surface movement of the waves. While a storm may churn the surface, deep down all is still and silent. This is the way of the mind […]

Dancing with Fire: Summer Rituals for Joy

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In the South of France the summer solstice is a time of celebration. In Antibes, a bonfire is lit to pay tribute to the summer sun. Crowds circle around it and brave people jump the fire. This festival harks back […]

From Zero to Hero: Spiritual Superhero Attitudes for Everyday

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We make choices everyday to be a zero and make no effort or to become spiritual heroes to ourselves and those around us.Elevated souls like the Buddha, Jesus, Ramakrishna, Mohammad, Krishna and Guru Nanak were all spiritual superheroes. They approached […]

Laugh Through the Spiritual Growing Pains

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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 […]

Exploring Contentment as a Way to Happiness

posted by debramoffitt

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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Discovering You're Enough with a Leap of Perception
If you’re feeling hemmed in and know that there’s much more to you than what you’re currently experiencing but don’t know quite how to access it, then “Leap of Perception,” by Penney Peirce deserves a read. Penney wrote about working ...

posted 10:16:51am Sep. 18, 2013 | read full post »

How Joy Finds Us: Interview with Mark Nepo
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 a subtle and powerful awareness at ...

posted 9:42:16am Jul. 16, 2013 | read full post »

Hot Rituals to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Can you feel the excitement in the air? The days are hot and sunny, and summer officially begins this week on June 21st. It’s the longest day and the shortest night in the Northern hemisphere. I love this day. In the South of France it’s ...

posted 7:27:32am Jun. 20, 2013 | read full post »

When Spirit Moves Us Out of Our Comfort Zone to Grow
Stepping onto the spiritual path isn’t all peace and roses. It pushes us into a place that moves us beyond our usual comfort zone. As we attune to the highest within us and listen to inner guidance, that guidance sometimes pushes us to try new ...

posted 8:04:01am Jun. 18, 2013 | read full post »

When Life Races By Replace Stress and Anxiety with Gentle Awareness
Even though I’m a seasoned traveler I still get stressed before trips. It’s not big jitters, just a general anxiety about: 1) Did I pack everything? 2) Will my travel connections go smoothly? And 3) What about the unexpected? Movement brings ...

posted 5:26:35am May. 28, 2013 | read full post »

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