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Peaceful Spring Day

It was a peaceful spring day and the air smelled new. The pond ocassionally rippled from fish jumping. I sat by the edge of the water eating my lunch and drinking in all the peaceful sights around me. My eye caught something moving across the pond. A big, brown-and-white St. Bernard dog ambled out of […]

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“Just Being”

What does the expression, “just being”, mean to you? To me, this expression captures a delicious moment: Not doing, but rather just being. To me this is an invitation to relax into the present moment and to be in acceptance (and even celebration) of where I am. It is so, well, spacious! Geographical location doesn’t […]

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My Insights on Buddha’s Search for the Cause of Suffering

In any given moment, I have always done my best.  Sometimes, in future moments, my past bests have disappointed me.  Yet, in those moments, perhaps I didn’t have any more to give, perhaps I didn’t know how best to love myself, perhaps I was just plain ole ignorant (I didn’t know I didn’t know).  It […]

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What is the Tao? How Can I Live It?

Master Chunyi Lin of Spring Forest Qigong says he often gets requests to talk to large groups about the Tao (pronounced “Dow” which rhymes with “cow”). The Tao is a spiritual concept that was adapted centuries ago by many East Asian religions and by ancient Chinese philosophy. Since Master Lin was born and grew up in China, he […]

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Holidays and Balance; Bring It On!

Here we are in the middle of the holiday season — that time of the year when lots of giving takes place. I LOVE to give and share from my heart; it is truly one of my favorite things. I have found that if I am not mindful in my enthusiasm for giving, I can make myself miserable. […]

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Eat, Pray & LOVE Who You Are! Honestly!

I just finished reading the book, Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. I have heard praises about it for years and my niece recently loaned it to me. I read it in a couple of days and loved it. Now everyone that I recommend the book to basically says to me, “Been there, done that, and it’s great!” […]

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