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black friday

November 28, 2008

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Check out these videos and tell me, how greedy have we become? Man trampled to death at Walmart, how evil have we become? Two men die in shooting at Toys ‘R’ Us, how crazy have we become? And we justify what we are doing. We can’t see how destructive we are to ourselves, to each […]

presence

November 23, 2008

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Living with open hands, heart, and mind requires that we: ~ Live consciously, mindfully, and intentionally. ~ Bring full attention, presence, consciousness, and awareness to each moment; to every thought, to every action, and to each and every interaction. ~ Come to the realization that every time we encounter another human being, they (and we) […]

on dreams

November 22, 2008

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“Dream dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.” Dreams give life. They help us look within, They help us look outside ourselves, They take what is deep in the soul And create a future That draws us to itself. In systems theory, this energy that “draws” us is called […]

light and dark

November 21, 2008

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Western thought compartmentalizes and separates light from dark, happiness from sadness, dancing from mourning, good from bad; when in reality, life’s gifts come wrapped in each of these. When we too quickly disregard or throw away things wrapped in what we judge to be “the bad” or “the dark”, we miss that nugget of wisdom […]

assumptions

November 21, 2008

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For the past 10 years, I’ve been living life at an altitude and speed much too unsafe for a simple man such as me. Sometimes a severe mercy brings us down, down to the ground, the ground of our being. As I hit the ground (in sooo many ways) over the past year, I’ve begun […]

through a glass darkly

November 20, 2008

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For now we see through a glass darkly (1 Corithians 13:12) Clearly seeing unbiased reality is sort of like being omniscient. None of us are any more capable of this wisdom than we are of absolute purity or righteousness; although it is something that we can and must strive toward; a life-long venture. As observers […]

seeing

November 20, 2008

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust). “Little round planet In a big universe Sometimes it looks blessed Sometimes it looks cursed Depends on what you look at obviously But even more it depends on the way that you see” (Bruce Cockburn, Child of […]