Monthly Archives: December 2017

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posticon The Spirit of Compassion

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Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ~ Albert Schweitzer

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Syrian Refugee Children

I thought a good way to start the new year would be to focus on something so much of today’s world seems to be lacking—compassion.

It’s easy to feel compassion for those we love. (I picked that image above because the little boy looks so much like my grandson.)

It’s easy to feel compassion for those we agree with, those who are, basically, the same as us.Read more

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It doesn’t matter how you celebrate this holiday season—with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Winter Solstice, Chinese New Year, etc. etc. Or even if you don’t celebrate the season at all. But I think most of us would agree this is the season to celebrate the spirit of love.

Spirit

Because animals are naturally uninhibited, they express themselves far more clearly than most humans. This is particularly true when they demonstrate love for the humans in their lives.Read more

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posticon The Healing Power of Mother Nature

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People say to me so often, “Jane, how can you be so peaceful when everywhere around you people want books signed, people are asking these questions and yet you seem peaceful?” And I will always answer that it is the peace of the forest that I carry inside.” Jane Goodall, British anthropologist.

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Redwood Forest

I grew up in rural New York State. My favorite pastime was wandering through the woods and hills, even when most kids my age were dating, going to parties, playing sports, etc.Read more

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posticon Parable of the Beautiful House of Light

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When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone. Nay, God is within, and your genius is within. ~ Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher

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We’re doing something a bit different today. A while back, best-selling author and filmmaker James Twyman  wrote a powerful parable. Today, with his permission, we’re sharing it with you.

Many years ago, longer than you can even remember, you bought a beautiful house but covered every window with dark, heavy shades.Read more