Becoming a Shining Light

Let’s consider this day a few potential fresh ideas moving forward as we embrace 2021! My mind returns to a time when I visited a group that I have treasured for several decades.  We would gather together each day with joy, starting by lighting a candle in the center of

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The Awe of What Can Be

“Abundance can be had simply by consciously receiving what already has been given….”  —Sufi saying In my book, Wholeness in Living, Kindling the Inner Light I expressed my belief that from a perspective of Universal Bounty all we may need will be provided. “Is this truly possible?”, someone asked.  “You said,”

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Reflecting on the Light at the end of the Tunnel

In March 2020 I wrote an article for the Life Lived Forward communities titled, A Time for Opportunities Anew.  Now, in light of the inspiration that has come through recent reflections and  conversations, I would like to consider some flourishing opportunities opening up in 2021. It is beyond words to

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Appreciation and Compassion

From my perspective, as a fellow philosopher I admire expressed it, “Appreciation is contemplative.”  And from these moments of consideration may arise a renewed sense of compassion. A special moment came to me when for the first time I realized that life experiences come to teach us something, to inspire

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The Power of Silence

Silence is a resource that has been used from time immemorial to enter into the depth of our being.  World religions have acknowledged its value through their various spiritual perspectives and practices as an integral part of the ideal service of spiritual worship.  In Christianity exists the silence of contemplative

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Exploring Life’s Purpose

Michel Montaigne expressed that the great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.  We are the artists of our life and shape our experiences with our own brush.  When we find our unique mission, we know it with certainty from within.  We attain that

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Collaborating in Resolving Conflicts

During  a radio program, the interviewer asked me, “How can we confront conflict collaboratively?” It is significantly useful to be ready and open, LISTENING to the points of view of others,  and making a continuing effort to understand their ideas and motives.  To support the possibility of understanding the other’s

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Reflections on Empathy

The word “empathy” came to me through diverse situations and sparked my enthusiasm to share a few thoughts on the topic in the context of a “Life Lived Forward.” Empathy is a broad concept that refers to the cognitive and emotional reactions of an individual to the observed, wide range

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A Time for Creative Action, a Time to Wait

Discerning when it is time for action or to postpone action becomes an art.  Our inner wisdom is our best teacher!  There is a time for creative action out of imagination and a time for creative meditation as we deepen our connectedness with all that is through our intuition.  There

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Contemplating Inner Peace

Through the course of life a yearning to discover the meaning of peace may spring to mind.  I began this quest when I was 9 years old and discovered a beautiful poem that inspired me to embrace this ideal as part of my vision. Here’s a traditional tale of a

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