Monthly Archives: February 2019

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posticon Do You Pray? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

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If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is “Thank you,” that would suffice. ~ Meister Eckhart

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We chose that title deliberately, knowing we might risk the wrath of some folks. But if you think about it, what do people usually pray for? And why?

Spirit

Those two questions Johnny asked above are meant to get you thinking about prayer, and the reasons you pray. It sounds radical, but we support the notion of not praying. Let us explain.Read more

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posticon Honoring Mother Earth

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Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

This week we’re doing something a bit different.

I live just outside Yellowstone National Park. According to park authorities, The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to about 700 grizzly bears, an endangered species.

I know there’s a lot of controversy in the United States today about endangered wildlife. I don’t intend to get into that controversy here. But I did want to talk about honoring Mother Earth and all life for whom she is home.Read more

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posticon Mastering Simplicity

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Is it really necessary to study deep philosophy and all the world religions to be truly spiritual? ~ Ted Murray

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably on a deliberate, conscious path of spiritual growth. I am too.

But do we make our spiritual paths more complicated than they need to be? If you’re like I was for many years, you make spirituality—and even life itself—anything but simple. It’s as if simplicity was a curse.

In Ted Murray’s words above, he’s implying many of us ignore simplicity on our spiritual paths.Read more

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posticon Danger Is Lurking All Over the Place

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It is a dangerous business going out your front door. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, British author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Do you know anyone who’s what I call “a doom and gloom specialist?” You know—someone who sees danger lurking all over the place?

I think most of us do. It might even be that person you see in the mirror every day.

Spirit

The “trick” to life, the way to remember the joy you felt before you incarnated, is to look for the good, for the God, in all that is.Read more