Tag Archives: values

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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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving Day

I took our dog Cheerios out early this Sunday morning for her usual walk. San Francisco is quiet that early on Sundays. The sky was a clear blue, the air crisp and fresh after a few days of needed rain, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practice in Daily Life

For a spiritual practice to be substantial it must be more than reading ‘holy books’ or even praying, chanting or meditating. These may be necessary but unless we take the underlying values and perspectives that come from such teachings and … Continue reading

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Suffering, Consciousness & Compassion

Ever wonder why suffering exists? It is a fundamental question in religion and philosophy. If one believes that God exists and is good, omnipotent and omnipresent, wanting only the best for all beings, how could suffering exist? Buddha said that … 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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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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Meandering Thoughts on Choices and Being Present

I was away for a busy week at the American Group Psychotherapy Conference in New Orleans. It was a busy week with not enough sleep, and early morning events. Yet each morning at least once during the 8 minute walk … 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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