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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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Black Friday and the Scarcity Effect…

BLACK FRIDAY and the “Scarcity Effect”… Black Friday’s success is based largely on what retailers call “the scarcity effect.” By creating the illusion in the minds of shoppers that a product is a “must have” item that is also limited in supply, as well as available but for a brief period of time, the “I […]

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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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No Parking THERE!…

This is so true, isn’t it? Nepo nails me when he writes of himself: “I waste so many hours not just in trying to get published, but in hunting for the right publisher, one that will make me feel worthy in the eyes of others. None of that effort, even when successful, has ever brought […]

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Each Creature Lives into Its Own Nature…

Mechthild of Magdeburg once said, “A fish cannot drown in water; a bird does not fall in air. Each creature God made must live in its own true nature.” Then that’s what the writers of Genesis meant, is it not? “And God breathed into human nostrils the breath of life, and humans became living beings” […]

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Are There Really NO Answers in Life?

Are there really NO answers in life? To the big questions, I mean? Is there a God? Is he a he? A she? An it? Where is God?

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Hunger Games: Be Easter Now!

As with most great movies, there are many parallels to our shared experience as human beings in the most recent blockbuster, “The Hunger Games.” I loved this movie. And now, I must read the books. In one of the film’s many memorable scenes, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), co-star who is in love with Katniss Everdeen […]

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If You Want to Be Happy…

“If you want to be happy,” said Leo Tolstoy, “BE.” I used to hear people say this and I would think, “Be what?” I know now, that’s the wrong question. Why? Because it implies there is something you must DO in order to BE. There is nothing, however, you could ever do in order to […]

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Knocking on Doors…

For much of my adult life, I’ve hidden my inner self from others…my questions, my doubts, my fears, my terror over being judged or worse rejected. In these last few years, however, I’m learning to be more honest, more transparent, more completely and fully myself. I’m finding a kinship with everything as I do…a heart […]

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Ever Felt Misunderstood? Unfairly Attacked? What Do You Do?

ver felt misunderstood? Unfairly attacked? Betrayed? Like you’ve been set up by someone who asks what you think about something but, when you answer, they turn on you like a pack of wolves? Such was the case most recently.

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Secrets to Living the Life You’ve Always Wanted

It seems rather odd to refer to any of what follows as secrets.  For one thing, the word “secret” implies that something is hidden and the wisdom below is anything but secret.  In some form or fashion, you could find these in virtually any spiritual tradition. Second, “secret” implies that the spiritual wisdom that would […]

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Why Are People So Unhappy?

Why is there so much unhappiness in our world? Where does it come from? How can we find the source of real happiness, bliss, and peace? In groundbreaking new book, The Enoch Factor: Sacred Art of Knowing God, author Dr. Steve McSwain explores the way to find happiness.

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