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Question: My mom was a very talented professional singer. My daughter has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard and singing is as natural as breathing to her! She is embarking upon a life of medical service but I’m […]

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You teach others (and yourself) when you do not react in alarm to some potentially frightening news or event. The people around you receive the lesson that those events, of themselves, have not the power to make or break the […]

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Question: How do we feel or acknowledge a negative state without giving ourselves over to it? When it is present, how can we not be affected by it? Answer: There’s an old Chinese saying, “The birds of sadness may fly […]

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Question: My 15-year old stepson purposely causes trouble when he comes to visit. He has colored hair and chains around his neck connected by small locks. He smokes, and speaks in a stream of four-letter words. He says he hates […]

Question: How can you stay peaceful when you are with people whose lives are really in distress, especially when they are close to you? Answer: You must ask yourself a different question. I’d suggest the following: What could be more […]

Question: What steps can one take to point young children in their right path so they won’t have to face so many problems growing up? Answer: Children and sponges have a lot in common. They soak up what is around […]

Before we can hope to change the way we speak to others, and the tones with which our words are spoken — that we might express more patience and consideration for those around us — we must first become mindful […]

Question: How can we parents, who are just beginning to obtain the least bit of understanding of the Truth, best instill in our children the will to seek and understand the Truth for themselves? Answer: It is better for your […]

Lead by example. Children not only see better than adults but they can taste what they see in a way adults have forgotten. Their essence absorbs energy without the filters that we’ve developed in the process of maturing in this […]

Question: I think that I am on the road to enlightenment, but my thoughts would lead me to believe that only the holiest of holies could ever reach that state, and it is not readily achievable to a parent having […]