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tracy-ewens's picture
Aug.22.2013
I really only pray for one thing. I think what I do is still called praying. I don't believe in or belong to particular religion and I don't read specific books or how-to manuals regarding God or Jesus, or the host of other characters. I don't go to church or kneel down to pray. Actually, there...
jill-jepson's picture
Aug.21.2013
This morning, I was reading an article by Buddhist therapist Tara Bennett-Goleman in Shambhala Sun. The article was about tenderness, about treating others and oneself with loving care. The author makes the point that tenderness—with ourselves and others—provides us with a sense of security,...
mark-miller's picture
Aug.19.2013
Story Seven of the 2013 ONE series by Alexandria BarkerThrough the Eyes of a Child   When a story or another person affirms ideas that you thought were only in your head, then that is a good story. More than once while reading this, I had to pause and reflect. Ms. Barker puts into words some...
bretigne-shaffer's picture
Aug.15.2013
I went to observe a special-needs exercise class today. I’m working on setting up some special-needs classes for children in our area, and I wanted to get an idea of what was already out there. This was a class for adults, and they started out seated in chairs in a circle. A large Hispanic man...
jill-jepson's picture
Aug.13.2013
How do you create a sacred writing space, when all you have is a kitchen table, a closet, or your car parked in your driveway? Most of us have a vision of the perfect writing space. It might be an uncluttered room with a simple desk, and a single Buddha on an otherwise bare shelf. It might be...
jill-jepson's picture
Aug.12.2013
Last week, I wrote about one of the most important things you need if you want to create and maintain a sacred writing practice: Time. Today, I’m going to say a few words about another of the essentials: Space. I have tried in the past to write about writing spaces—the components of a writing space...
jill-jepson's picture
Aug.09.2013
Time. Ah, yes. That tricky, illusive, insubstantial thing. So necessary and so difficult to come by. In our overpacked lives, how can we create time for writing practice? In the next few posts, I’m going to be making a number of suggestions to help with the problem of time, but I’m going to start...
jill-jepson's picture
Aug.08.2013
This is the third of three posts in which I’ve been listing 10 ways to make writing your spiritual path. Today, I’ll conclude with the final 4. Writing to Alter Consciousness “For centuries, saints, prophets, and ordinary people from many traditions have shared nearly identical experiences in which...
jill-jepson's picture
Aug.06.2013
This is the third of three posts in which I’ve been listing 10 ways to make writing your spiritual path. Today, I’ll conclude with the final 4. Writing to Alter Consciousness “For centuries, saints, prophets, and ordinary people from many traditions have shared nearly identical experiences in which...
SFKaufman's picture
Aug.05.2013
Self-Revealization Acceptance is the most obvious, unbiased freedom of mind, body, and soul concept ever given to mankind. It supersedes every idea of life revealed since time immemorial—every idea. Self-Revealization Acceptance is the definitive key to the universe, and the practice thereof...