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The Lotus in the Mud

“There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus,” Thich Nhat Hanh.  This entry is not for the squeamish since some of the descriptions […]

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Welcome Mat
It amazes me the way the Universe works. I have long believed that I needed to bust my butt for everything I have achieved. I thought I needed to persist and pursue, to constantly seed plant to assure a bountiful harvest. I worked myself into a frenzy and heart attack that way. I used to joke that I

posted 9:37:44pm Jul. 09, 2014 | read full post »

Would You Change?
"If you knew that you would die today. If you saw the face of God and love, would you change?  How bad, how good does it need to get?"-Tracy Chapman Every time I hear these lyrics, I am abundantly reminded that life is fleeting, people are precious and we never know what will occur on any given

posted 10:12:23pm Jul. 08, 2014 | read full post »

Moving On
      Death has generally been viewed as the enemy with frightening images of the Grim Reaper; scythe  in hand, scooping us up and taking us away from the people and things we love. What if it wasn't like that at all?  What if it was a journey to another realm; one of

posted 4:11:03pm Jul. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Journals
    Late last night, I was perusing dog eared pages with rounded, scrawly letters inscribed in blue, black, iridescent pink and in some cases, penciled markings that reflected the mind of a 20 something young woman in college and grad school. The initial one was given to me by my fi

posted 9:49:04am Jul. 05, 2014 | read full post »

Reb Zalman
I heard the news today about the passing of an icon in the Jewish community, whose reach exceeded 'the tribe' into which he was born. An emissary of peace, an interfaith advocate and a fellow 'Holy Rascal', Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi took his last breath on this side of the veil and his next on

posted 10:17:02pm Jul. 03, 2014 | read full post »


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