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the way of compassion

June 13, 2013

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In every culture and religion on earth, compassion is at the core of human society. Even in a culture that is established and maintained by war, compassion is seen in how a mother nurtures a child or how a father provides. Even in a religion that is established and maintained by judgment and prideful comparison, […]

meaning and purpose

June 9, 2013

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“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” ― Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation “Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to […]

Embracing Mystery and Paradox

June 6, 2013

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The thing that you pursue the most, eludes you… The thing that you fear the most, finds you… The thing that you turn away from, ends up staring you in the face… . The thing that you clench most tighty…ends up as dust in the palm… ashes to the wind… . The thing that you […]

Seeing with the Heart

June 6, 2013

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Living life with open hands is an outward expression of the inner work of opening the heart, mind, and will. This opening up requires open eyes and open ears that see and hear with the heart . . . a “Seeing” (and “Hearing”) that goes beneath the surface of actions, reactions, and interactions, habits and […]

A Heart Awakening

June 6, 2013

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“You’ve seen my descent Now watch my rising.” ~Rumi “The single most important gift you can give yourself is to awaken to who you are and where you have landed. You are the only person that can offer, and accept, that gift.” (John O’Donohue)

Unclenching the Fists

June 5, 2013

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As I have been writing and writing, question after question, I continue to see that there are two ways to live life… with open hands or with clenched fists.   First, I began to see the clenching; the things, the myriad of things that I was clinging to. Why was I holding so tightly to […]