Know Your Ignorance

Embrace your ignorance! (But please don’t do it by putting yourself or others in harm’s way.) To learn, to grow, you have to KNOW there is an ignorance within that can only be filled through knowledge. You needn’t only bury your face in books to gain knowledge. Learning is brought…

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My Enlightenment is Better than Yours

or A QUICK LESSON IN EGO-CHECKING An old friend recently posted a meme online making fun of the “sheeple” who follow social media trends without thinking (ex: the Parisian flag overlay on Facebook following the mass murders on November 13 this year).  She said, “No offense to any of my…

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Is Gratitude or Sadness in the Driver’s Seat?

    Everyone experiences periods when the “rougher” emotions take over. It’s OK to feel and experience them, but at some point, you have to let love, joy and gratitude take back the wheel.

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Socrates: God-Fearing vs. All-Loving

God-fearing? Though most dictionaries define this term as “earnestly religious” or “reverence toward God”, the words quite literally translate to a fear of God. Why would one want to fear their creator? Awe and revere, yes, but fear? I know the Bible, most specifically many verses in Proverbs, insist we…

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Forgiveness is for the Forgiver

When I participated in Deepak Chopra’s meditation for compassion this past week, he said several things which really resonated with me. I think one of the most important for people to hear was his response to a question about forgiveness: “Forgive not because the other person deserves it, but because…

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Connect to Silence… or Don’t be a D*ck… or Gratitude for Lessons Learned

Yesterday, I had a couple of experiences which really helped me to grow as a person. They were rather trivial, but both experiences reminded me of something very important I learned as a child: If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. In the first situation, I…

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