Category Archives: Truth

Lack, Gratitude & Prosperity

Lack, Gratitude & Prosperity Unity teaches Affirmative Prayer, where we affirm health, prosperity, and well being as already being present. This is quite different than prayer as an appeal to some external higher power to save us. It is based … Continue reading

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Belief

Over the last weeks, I have written a couple of blogs but not posted them. Something seemed missing or incomplete about them. The one entitle “Faith” came closest to what was/ is emerging. I have settled on the term ‘belief,’ … Continue reading

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Spiritual Path?

What is a ‘spiritual path?’ When people speak or write about it, are we really talking about the same thing? When Unity speaks of “One God, Many Paths…” does that include suicide (actually homicide) bombers as well as peace advocates? … Continue reading

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Prayer Revisited

This spring I volunteered to become a prayer chaplain at Unity San Francisco. A year ago, I could not have imagined it. Meditation was the center of my spiritual practice, and prayer was something I did not really understand. Wanting … Continue reading

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Reclaiming God

I gave up God many years ago. Like most people, I was brought up in a religion–Judaism in my case–that defined God through holy books. The holy books were read and defined according to traditions, and religious leaders. With rare … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Some studies say that people who express gratitude are happier in their lives. While this makes sense, I have wondered which came first, expressing gratitude that led to a happier life, or having a happy life that led to expressing … Continue reading

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Compassion

In writing about meditation and mindfulness, my emphasis has been on experiencing things as they truly are. Meditation provides the space to become aware of the many ways our thoughts and feelings can distort our perceptions. Consciousness creates the opportunity … Continue reading

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Meditation as Practice in Being Present

Meditation is a practice of a way of being fully present in the world. In our ordinary lives we get caught up in events, thoughts, emotions, and reactions to both internal and external stimuli. In meditation, the ‘doing’ is just … Continue reading

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Politics & Spirituality

Currently the USA is in election mode. Watching TV, getting e-mails, snail mail, tweets, etc., we are inundated with political advertising. I want to know what is happening in the world. I want to understand the positions of those running … Continue reading

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Resting in Mindfulness

I cannot remember which Buddhist teacher wrote about “resting in Mindfulness,” but it is a perspective I have  been working with lately. In meditation on the breath, there is the in-breath, the out-breath, and the pause as they switch. For … Continue reading

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