Category Archives: spirituality

the myth of Tantalus, revisited

According to Greek myth, Tantalus is eternally tantalized… Whenever he tries to grab one of the fruit dangling above him, it leaps from his hand. He stands neck-deep in a pool of water.  But if he tries to take a … Continue reading

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fable of the bumpkin who walked down the road

One afternoon, as the young bumpkin worked his small bean field… …he spied, in the distance, an old man slumped with fatigue beside the road. Being kind by nature and upbringing, he filled a pitcher from the well bucket and … Continue reading

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fable of the man who rooted for the escaped prisoner

Why did he root for the convict? After all, the man had earned that long jail term.  His mind was a cloud filled with lightning. And yet, as the watcher sat in his dark living room, with his open innocent … Continue reading

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the fable of the boy who danced on New Year’s Eve

The boy was good that Christmas—and not just because he wanted a present from Santa… No, being good actually felt good to him… …but only for so long.  After Christmas day, he began to sensed another feeling building within… This … Continue reading

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the un-thief: a Christmas story

After the thief was victimized by another thief… …he finally realized the pain he’d brought to so many in this world. He then declared… “From this moment on, I will be The Un-Thief!” As The Un-Thief, he returned to all … Continue reading

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fable of the un-identical identical twins

The twins lived very different lives… One was an innkeeper at a small mountain hamlet… She’d taken over the family business at the age of nineteen, married the boy who used to pull her pigtails, and raised two strong sons … Continue reading

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fable of the blue-eyed twins

Though mirror images of each other, the twins had opposite ways… For Phil, life was a party in a burning house.  He often said, “I’m a thief of life- -I want to grab as much as I can before death catches … Continue reading

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