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posticon Secret Courage: A True Story

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People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. ~ Herman Hesse, German poet and novelist

We’ve told this story before, many years ago. But it’s worth revisiting, especially in the context of today’s world, where courage, secret or not, seems so rare.

When we were kids, my brother, cousins, and I loved to roam through the forests and fields, hills and valleys of our rural home area.

Back in those long-ago days, it was perfectly safe. Except for one dense, bleak wooded area.Read more

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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?

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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 Thoughts on Life after Death

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I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is no death the way we understood it. The body dies, but not the soul. ~ Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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We received some deeply moving comments on last week’s post, Life and Death. It’s obviously a subject of universal interest , as sooner or later, it touches us all.

Teresa, one of our readers, sent us her thoughts on the passing of her grandfather. With her permission, we’re publishing her touching story this week.Read more

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posticon The Amazing Power of Compassion

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama

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Recently I’d been feeling a bit “out of sorts.” I couldn’t concentrate on my work, household chores, etc. This is not typical for me.

But I understood, at least partly, why it was happening. We recently had a sudden death in the family. Several close friends and family were enduring difficult, life-changing challenges. Then, just days ago, I found out a good friend had been killed in a tragic accident.Read more

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posticon The Power of Love

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrixlove-is-power

Many years ago, one of my spirit guides said the sole purpose of humans is two-fold: first, to remember who they are and second, to remember why they are here.

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One of the aspects of love is a choice you can freely make—the choice to see the divinity in all beings, in all that is.

Every thought of love and compassion you hold soothes and nurtures the world around you.Read more