Category Archives: life purpose

homelessness in New York City

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A prominent stereotype today is homeless people.

In several recent conversations I’ve had with folks about homeless people, the common attitude was, “If they had any ambition, they wouldn’t be homeless. They’re simply irresponsible.”

In other words, it’s their own fault. But is it?

The Canadian organization, New Leaf Project, recently did a research project on homelessness. They gave 115 homeless people $7,500 each. One year later, most of the 115 people had $1,000 in savings, and were able to feed themselves and their families.Read more

behind-the-scenes

posticon Behind The Scenes

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The other day, Berna and I were discussing several families we know with foster or adopted children.

The children, for reasons not always obvious, often face unusually daunting challenges. Sometimes as children, as adults, or both.

Why?

Spirit

It is often tempting for humans to judge others. In fact, judgement is one of the greatest weaknesses most humans have.

You have a saying that goes something like this:
“You can never know another person’s path until you have walked a mile in their shoes.”Read more

happiness an impossible dream

posticon Happiness: An Impossible Dream?

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We’ve talked about happiness many times over the years. Probably because it seems an impossible dream for many, especially in today’s crazy world.

The question we often hear is “How can I be happy when the world is going to hell?”

Good question.

Spirit

We love talking about happiness. Why? Because it’s such an important part of your lives as humans. And yet happiness often eludes most humans.

You even have organizations who specialize in happiness research. While we applaud those dedicated folks who do that, the focus is sometimes too much on the material aspects of human happiness.Read more

are you a good listener?

posticon Are You A Good Listener?

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One of the major challenges of today’s world is listening. How good a listener are you?

Spirit

If you are on a conscious path of spiritual growth, you know how important it is to ask God for help when you need it. This is desirable and good. For you all depend on God (or upon whatever you perceive God to be) for everything, including your physical survival and well-being. And God is always listening.

But it also works the other way around.Read more

find your way home

posticon The Great Realisation

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For those of you thinking we misspelled our title above, bear with us. (Of course, if you’re British, there’s no misspelling.)

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If you could see into your future, what would you see? For yourself? For your world?

Of course, the future does not exist. You create what you call “future” only in your present moments.

But let’s pretend you can see the future. How do you suppose, in 100 years, you would look back on this year you call 2020?Read more