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What Is the Breath of Life?

In the Song of Creation, otherwise known as the Book of Genesis, the writer says of the first two mythical representatives of the human race, “And God breathed into their nostrils the breath of life and humans became living souls” (Gen. 2:7) What is the “breath of life?” Is it not the life energy, the essence […]

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“Be Perfect!” What? Are You Kidding Me?

To a Taoist (pronounced “dow-oist” or something like that) “there is nothing to do and nowhere to go. Accepting this, we can do everything and go anywhere.” What does this mean? Nepo explains it this way: “To the Taoist the world in all its mystery and difficulty cannot be improved upon, only experienced…that life in […]

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Ah, the Dreams of Life…

Balancing one’s dreams and drives with the harsh realities and circumstances of life can be a challenge, right? For most of my life, I have lived with big dreams. I have dreamt of being famous, of making history, of writing widely read books, of speaking before large crowds. And, all of this before having my […]

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God-Talk about Faith…

It abounds everywhere, doesn’t it? Religious people use the word faith so much, you would think they actually knew something about it. Like a person who regularly drives a car, as I and perhaps you do as well or who steps on board an airplane as I do almost weekly. If an alien from another […]

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I Am Always Arriving…

I am always arriving, always en route, always going somewhere, am I not? Are you not? Yet, whenever I finally get THERE I discover it’s only just another HERE. I suspect, when you and I can truly be HERE, we will have arrived at the ultimate THERE. Isn’t the secret to happiness HERE? Already HERE? […]

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How Does He Know Me So Well?

It is one thing to do good. Quite another thing, however, when the crafty ego within you seizes the good you do as a way to be revered. Mark Nepo How does he know me so well? This has been a significant challenge for me throughout my adult life. I have wanted so much to […]

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