Tag Archives: Spiritual

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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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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What is Prayer?

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz. My friends all drive Porches, I must make amends.” No, not Mitt. He can buy his own 😉 Janis Joplin co-wrote this song in 1970, and the phrase has stayed with … Continue reading

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