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posticon The Illusion of Time

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Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live. ~ Albert Einstein

A couple months ago, I took a trip to northern Montana. When I travel, I keep track of the exact mileage. From my house in Wyoming to my destination, Shelby, Montana, it was 532 miles north.

The next day I traveled another 34 miles north to a town called Sweet Grass.

The total distance from Wyoming to Sweet Grass, then, was 566 miles or 1,132 miles round trip.Read more

posticon The Healing Power of Forgiveness

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“Forgive your worst enemies.”~ Eva Kor, Auschwitz survivor

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Nazi Death Camp at Auschwitz, Poland

Who Is Eva Kor?

I don’t pay much attention to the mainstream news media. There’s too much focus on “bad” news and negativity for my tastes. But there was one recent story that caught my attention.

It was about the death of Eva Kor. Eva was a survivor of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. It was probably no “coincidence” that she died during what turned out to be her final trip to the Holocaust site in Poland.Read more

posticon Karma: What Is It?

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Karma (in Buddhism and Hinduism): The sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
Oxford English Dictionary

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Buddha in Meditation

What is Karma?

Karma is a confusing concept for many folks. You can see karma as the ruler and master of your life. Your present lifetime then becomes a prison from which you can never escape.

That’s a dismally depressing way to live out your days.

What does A Course in Miracles say about karma?

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posticon Honor and Compassion for All Life

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When man learns to respect even the smallest being of creation…nobody has to teach him to love his fellow man. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character…. ~ Albert Schweitzer, M.D.

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One of my greatest heroes is Dr. Albert Schweitzer. I sometimes wonder what he would think about the state of our world today. His admonition to celebrate and respect all life seems to fall on deaf ears these days.

I know animal welfare can be a controversial subject, especially when it comes to being a meat-eater or a vegetarian.Read more

posticon Re-framing the Resurrection

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Either all things die, or else they live and cannot die. No compromise is possible. ~ A Course in Miracles

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Easter was always a big celebration in my Italian immigrant family. But you don’t have to be Christian to celebrate the resurrection, the miracle of Easter. For me, the lesson and miracle of Easter is we never die—life is eternal.

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Some of your spiritual traditions celebrate Easter as a time of resurrection, rebirth. But every day, not just Easter Sunday, is a day of rebirth.Read more