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posticon Life, Death, and Suicide

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A recent news article talked about a 51-year-old woman who was planning to kill herself last weekend. She has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As a Roman Catholic, she knows her church condemns suicide.

ALS is a progressive neurological ailment, nearly always fatal. One of our family members died from ALS years ago. It was, as you might imagine, difficult to watch him struggle and finally die years later.

Here are some of our random thoughts and words, over the years, about life, death, suicide, and euthanasia.Read more

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posticon Teach Only Selfishness

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Today we’re revisiting a post we wrote years ago.

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How often have you heard it said “Think only of others.” – “Love others unconditionally.” – “Put others before yourself.” – “Be of service to others.” – etc. etc.?

Those are noble-sounding sentiments. But they will guarantee you a life of misery and joylessness.

Many times, you’ve heard us, and others, say you cannot serve another unless you first serve yourself, you cannot love another if you do not first love yourself.Read more

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posticon Mind Power Revisited

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One of our favorite book series is Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East by Baird T. Spalding.

Among the many, miraculous deeds of the Masters are their abilities to live hundreds of years without aging, transport their physical bodies to any location they wish (teleportation), instantly heal others and themselves as Jesus did (and still does), and so on.

In this skeptical, close-minded era we’re in now, all this seems like nonsense to many. Yet it’s closer to the truth of who we are than most imagine.Read more

posticon Remember, Reclaim, Reconnect

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Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. ~ Anthony J. DiAngelo, The College Blue Book

 

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Is there someone in your life you have, perhaps, forgotten? Is there some precious memory you have released and want to reclaim? Maybe now’s the time to remember, reclaim and reconnect.

Spirit gave me this message early one dark and cold, snowy morning earlier this week. It’s one of their shortest ever.

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This moment on your planet may seem the worst of all times. But, actually, it’s the best of all times.Read more

posticon Are You Crazy If You’re An Optimist In Today’s World?

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This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~ The Dalai Lama

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His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The United States appears to be suffering from a plague of senseless killing and heartrending sorrow—and a lack of ordinary human kindness, especially in the political turmoil gripping this country. Many people, not only in the US, but the world over, are in deep depression and grief over all this, and over the traumas occurring all over the planet.Read more