Yearly Archives: 2003

posticon That Small Quiet Voice Within by John Cali

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It’s a chilly, grey overcast day in northwestern Wyoming as I sit here writing this.

A bit earlier today I went to the store to pick up a few things for dinner. Then I ran over to the post office to pick up my mail. I jog almost every day, so after the post office I started driving up to the lakes in the foothills above my town–the place I usually jog.

I had a vague, uneasy feeling the whole time I was out driving around today.… Read more

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posticon What Is the Best Way To Be Joyful? by John Cali

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Well, we’ve talked about death several times the past few newsletters. Spirit, of course, always views what we call death in a positive and uplifting way. I realize not all of us humans do. So this week we’re moving on to a lighter subject, joy. Sound good to you?

A long-time subscriber sent us this question and some “random thoughts,” as she put it, about the question.

Her question:
“What is the best way to be joyful?”

Her random thoughts (slightly edited):
“Are detachment and meditation the things that will strengthen inner connection to joy?… Read more

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posticon When Bad Things Happen by John Cali

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One morning this past week, I awoke to the sounds of howling winds. That’s not unusual here in Wyoming this time of year. Outside my bedroom window heavy snow was falling–sort of. The wind was so powerful, the snow was “falling” horizontally. It was a wild morning.

A bit later, as I was working in my home office, I heard a low-flying airplane. I live near the small airport outside my little mountain town. But even though the airport was close, as a former commercial pilot, I realized this plane was flying too low.… Read more

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posticon Peace in the Valley: Reflections on Life and Death by John Cali

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Last Sunday afternoon I was feeling restless. So I jumped in my car and drove west up into the mountains, to one of my most favorite places on the planet. It’s a big, broad valley many miles long and surrounded by some of the most ruggedly beautiful mountains in the northern Rockies. The broad Shoshone River flows through the valley’s entire length, from the towering mountains to the west into my little mountain town many miles east.

The day was a perfect vision of autumn’s golden beauty.… Read more

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posticon Angels at Play: Another View of Life’s Other Side by John Cali

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Last week’s newsletter title was Beyond the Veil: Life’s Other Side. Well, this week, we’ll talk about another view of life’s other side. A view, at least from a human perspective, that is a bit lighter than last week’s.

A couple of weeks ago, Wyoming’s weather gave us a break, gracing us with a warm, pleasant evening. Winter often comes early in this high country, and we’d already had snow in early September.

So I took advantage of the weather to sit out in the backyard and catch up on my reading.… Read more