Monthly Archives: September 2009

posticon Hiding Our Talents by John Cali

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How many of us deliberately hide our talents or downplay our strengths? I certainly have in years past, many times.

John Cali

I know many of you are familiar with Ann Albers. Among her many activities, she publishes a wonderful weekly newsletter of channelled information from her spirit guides whom she calls, simply, “The Angels.”

In Ann’s newsletter last week The Angels said this: “Your talents, when hidden, do not serve you or the world. Change yourself, be willing to share what you love and do for the joy of it, and receive in return.”

When I first moved to Wyoming some years ago, I never talked with the people here about my work. In fact, I went out of my way to conceal it. Most of the Wyoming people I know are conservative, republican, and Christian. They’re … Continue reading

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posticon Toxic Living by John Cali

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Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, activist and writer, talks about “mindful consumption.” What is mindful consumption?

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Nhat Hanh’s use of the phrase, “mindful consumption,” has its roots in the Buddhist Fifth Precept. Here is part of that precept:

“Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I am committed to cultivate good health, both physical and mental, for myself, my family, and my society by practising mindful eating, drinking, and consuming. I am committed to ingest only items that preserve peace, well-being, and joy in my body, in my consciousness, and in the collective body and consciousness of my family and society. I am determined not to use alcohol or any other intoxicant or to ingest foods or other items that contain toxins, such as certain TV programs, magazines, books, films, and conversations.”

That may seem a bit strict for non-Buddhists. … Continue reading

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