Being Present

Being Present

Science is now pretty clear that we do not operate on the world directly, at least not consciously.  We live in a world of our own making by constructing the view we have of life, the world, and what is in it. Being present is a discipline, a practice, and it takes effort to learn how to maintain presence in the world. Here's a simple technique to be more present in life.

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Blossoming Into Abundance

Blossoming Into Abundance

Today is the spring equinox, the turning of winter into spring.   Spring is the season of hope, the season when seeds give birth to buds and buds become blossoms. To the soul, it is the season for planting the seeds of our future vision and to nurturing them until they burst into being. This is a time to pray for the conditions to ripen our effort into abundance! Are you planting and nurturing the seeds of your future vision? How so?

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Taking My Life Off Track

Taking My Life Off Track

To survive in the world, we must find the means to support our lives. For most of us, that translates into working hard to make money in order to have a life. Unfortunately, that life is often consumed by the pursuit to get it. How often do you run on autopilot? What keeps you tethered to the "rat race?" What life waits for you on the sidelines? What if you took your life off-track?

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A Cup Of Everyday Life

A Cup Of Everyday Life

The sense of ownership -- this is "my cup," or I have "this habit" -- creates a kind of attachment, a closeness to our "selves," that we often take for granted, just as we do with loved ones, and do not notice how the relationship serves us or what role it may have in our life. I've been pondering the relationship between ownership, belonging, and responsibility. What do you think? Are these maters related, and if so, how?

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Reverence

Reverence

I am an optimist, and I generally look on the bright side of life. I am also keenly aware that my life is nested in greater forces and that I am, to a large degree, dependent on them and must adapt and respond to them. I have found reverence to be one of the most powerful states to engage with life. It helps me to stay in balance and to keep things in perspective, both when things do or do not go my way. What practice, attitude, or method do you use to keep yourself in balance in life? What do you believe is the proper relationship with life? With the world? With others?

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