Volunteering is Selfish

Yesterday I gave four hours of my time to a local kitchen that serves the needy and homeless. During that time, I found myself standing at a counter, de-boning pieces of previously-cooked chicken (these kitchens know that NO FOOD SHOULD GO TO WASTE), preparing enormous cuts of donated corned beef, and…

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What Makes You Happy?

I was listening to the Beastie Boys today, pondering the life of Adam Yauch. He was a Catholic/Jew, turned Tibetan Buddhist. I have his Rolling Stone magazine cover framed on my wall just above the famous Gandhi quote about being the change you wish to see in the world. Today’s…

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The Power of Forgiveness

This is my meditation today as I ponder the idea of forgiveness and forgiving. I realize that forgiving yourself is a good start. Forgive yourself all transgressions knowing they are forgiven. Forgive yourself for those things that always make you feel “woulda, coulda, shoulda” and just recognize your life as…

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The Spirit Gene

We’re all born with the spirit gene. No matter who you are. Your philosophical and religious beliefs, geography, social status and skin color are of no concern. Even atheists have it. Every person ever born has it because the spirit gene is simply the ability for kindness and respect. Whether…

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Making Room

What is something worth if it’s not being used for, or serving its, purpose? It is useless and worthless as it takes up space in your life.  When your life is full of useless things, you have little room to bring in something new and useful. But you must think…

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It! (or Just How Committed are You to that Goal?)

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Anthony Robbins There is a reason that Tony Robbins is a familiar…

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