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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Socrates: Go With the Flow

July 3, 2015 Flow is when you move through your day with everything falling into place: the right parking spot or a great seat on the train, breakfast and coffee on time, interactions with others going smoothly, allowing yourself to smile just because it’s a (simple) good day. Living in…

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Worried or Angry? Be Grateful!

If you are ever worried or angry, and you don’t wish to wallow or even drown in those feelings, be grateful. Find something to be thankful for. Focus on the area in the middle of your forehead, slightly above your brow line, and send gratitude from that place, out into the…

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Socrates: The Middle Way and the Difficulty of Living with Moderation in Western Society

I sometimes begin a piece and abandon it, or pick it up later. This piece was begun several months, but today I “tuned in ” to flesh it out.  The essence of Buddhism is thought to be The Middle Way where the opposing extremes of self-indulgence and self-denial are brought to…

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“Not Everybody Likes My Latte…”

Yesterday sucked. Well, not the entire day. Really only ten hours sucked, from 11:00AM to  9:00PM. It started off like I always try to begin my morning. Rise, intention, chakra opening, coffee, breakfast, blah, blah, blah. Then I had a client who I allowed to completely throw me off. In…

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