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LIVING MY VALUES

Hate and fear cannot be stopped by more hate and fear. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Jesus (that Jew from Nazareth) preached this message. We lose before we start when we forget it. Yet following this teaching is … Continue reading

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Praying for the Rogues

For those who pray, it is common to pray for our own needs and desires, as well as in gratitude for all we have in our lives. It is also common to pray for those we know, family, friends, and … Continue reading

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Finding Gifts in Everyday Adversity

With the start of the year, I am focusing once again, on a practice I find difficult to maintain. The practice is reminding myself that things (and people) which anger, distract, upset, or confuse me can also be used as … Continue reading

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I AM SO BLESSED

“I am so blessed, I am so blessed, “I am so thankful, I am so blessed…” The refrain is from a song by Karen Drucker (“Songs of the Spirit Li” album) often sung at UnitySF before the meditation. For months, … 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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Managing The Mind, Not Fighting It

“Managing the mind” is a phrase I use to express a couple of potentially powerful healing ideas. The first understanding is how we view the mind. In the West we tend to see our minds as ourselves. Yet if the … Continue reading

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Frustration Can Become an Opportunity

OK. I get it. The idea that frustration can be an opportunity sounds counter-intuitive. Perhaps my first internal reaction was ‘This is one opportunity I can do without!’ Like most people I get frustrated; traffic jams, working my way through … Continue reading

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