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contemplating the bee mandala

As Spring segues into Summer, it seemed the perfect time to post “The Bee Mandala”… But perhaps this image contradicts itself.  A mandala is supposed to help us still ourselves in mind and body… …and of course, a bee is … Continue reading

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epiphany: from myself to me

Only recently did I realize the significance of the feast day of Epiphany… …celebrated by Christians all over the world, January 6. The Epiphany recognizes the end of the wise men’s search.  They behold the Christ child. Ironically, “epiphany” has … Continue reading

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meditating on meditation

  To me, meditation is any moment in which we experience silence, peace, balance, beauty, depth, clarity, mystery… According to that definition, almost all of us, at one time or another, qualify as meditators.  We need not contort our legs … Continue reading

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rockin’

  “It kind of goes back to what my dad tells me:  ‘Don’t get too excited about the good stuff and don’t get too down about the bad stuff’…”             — Tim Lincecum, pitcher, San Francisco Giants *  I was thinking … Continue reading

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Jazz Church

  Alice Coltrane once told this story of her late husband, the great jazz saxophonist, John Coltrane: “One Saturday night, they played so well…they played so long that when we came out, the dawn was beginning to break… “And I … Continue reading

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Fighting Conflict

  When I told her that she might live to be 100… …I received, in reply, an emphatic, “No! “No!  I couldn’t bear to live that long.” This co-worker was in her fifties, and though she’d enjoyed a pretty good … Continue reading

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Secretly Silently Sane

  Though the poem below is of my own creation… …I still like it. I like it because it not only speaks of an ideal state of being… …it tells us how to realize that ideal. I believe this ideal … Continue reading

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