Monthly Archives: July 2016

posticon The Ebb and Flow of Relationships

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You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity. ~ J.K. Rowling

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When I was much younger, I naively thought relationships were always supposed to be only love and light. Did I ever get that wrong!

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Today we shall discuss a subject of great interest to many of you. And one which creates great challenges for most of you.

There is little question human relationships are a source of deep fulfillment and joy, and yet also of many opportunities for learning.Read more

posticon Are You Crazy If You’re An Optimist In Today’s World?

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This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~ The Dalai Lama

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His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The United States appears to be suffering from a plague of senseless killing and heartrending sorrow—and a lack of ordinary human kindness, especially in the political turmoil gripping this country. Many people, not only in the US, but the world over, are in deep depression and grief over all this, and over the traumas occurring all over the planet.Read more

posticon July 2016 Prayers for Peace

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Prayer for Peace

During 2016, we will occasionally feature the peace prayers of the 12 classical world religions, and several other prominent peace prayers. Today’s post is the 7th of this series.

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In 2016 I believe we will see peace on earth, or at least more meaningful movement toward it. But when we look at our world, especially as reflected in the mainstream news media, peace on earth might seem like an impossible dream.

I’ve chased impossible dreams all my life.Read more