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Beautiful – or at least interesting – Thoughts

“Do not judge my story by the chapter you happened to walk in on.” – Linda Dilworth. When you see someone who is old, or disabled, or in poverty or crazy, that is not their whole story. Often, if we knew the whole story, we would be amazed and moved. Continue reading

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Born Again

Where do you go when you get out of prison? How do you start your life over almost from scratch? How relevant are those challenges to those we all face? After two years outside the prison walls, Marlon has some experiences that seem highly instructive and inspiring for all of us. Continue reading

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Five Things Not to Think About

Thinking about sex is the opposite of doing it. Thinking in general is the opposite of experiencing. Save the brain for what it evolved for, solving real problems, and give it a rest when you want to create, love, laugh, relax, or be sexy. Continue reading

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Life, Jazz, and Basketball

There are “I”s in team. The way is not to suppress yourself, but to become more fully yourself as your context and situation lead you. Like jazz and basketball, life requires you to be yourself and respond to others as well. Continue reading

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5 Ways of Looking at Yourself

These five meditations will help you step outside your mind. You can see things differently out there.  I suggest trying one at a time over a series of days to see which you like. Some may not be right for … Continue reading

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The River of Creation

The world is creative and you are too. Enjoy it and add your own creativity to the flow. Continue reading

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The Story of Your Life

Say you are a movie director shooting a film of your own life. How do you see the story unfolding? Is it a biopic, perhaps starting when your parents got together, and ending with a touching funeral?  Do you star … Continue reading

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Prepare to be Amazed

“To be awake is to live in a constant state of amazement.” – Jack Kornfield, paraphrasing the Buddha Last month I was lucky enough to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was a family event; there were eight of us … Continue reading

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