Monthly Archives: January 2012

Empty Mind – Full Mind

“Try and be a sheet of paper with nothing on it.  Be a spot of ground where nothing is growing, where something might be planted, a seed , possibly from the Absolute.”        Rumi SO today is one of those days, … Continue reading

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Unexpected Gifts

I headed for our Garage/Home Gym this afternoon for my physical/spiritual exercise and was totally bummed that the DVR we have out there didn’t record  my Super Soul Sunday this past week.  Upon investigating the possible reasons why, I found the show was a repeat and the … Continue reading

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Like You Were Dying

“Set your eyes on your death and you will receive each breath of life as a gift.” Faouzi Skali The headlines today read “Dozens hurt, at least 2 killed in the Birmingham, Alabama tornado.”  The next one was “2 more bodies … Continue reading

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I’m currently reading My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor.  I’m finding it truly fascinating and highlighting, Post-it® tabbing it, rereading and using all of the strategies I teach my students to use in Reading class.  Writing for the general public, she communicates … Continue reading

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A 40 Pounder Removes The Weight of The World

She weighs about 4o pounds  but she’s got the might of a Grizzly Bear!  Or at least that’s how it felt last night as she pinned me to the carpet, burrowed her face into mine, with her open mouth on my eye, and … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Life

“Authentic spirituality awakens the soul, reconnects us with the sacred, and fills us with the passion of life.  Spiritual developement is not about religious rituals and practices; it is about waking up to the wonder of life.”     David Elkins Mr. … Continue reading

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The Power of One -The Power of Love

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Day in our country.  It’s a day we honor the man, his work, and the legacy he left behind.  His name came to my mind yesterday as I was watching the movie “I Am” … Continue reading

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Natural Beauty- Pass It On- Food For Souls

It’s known to fade, but it also spreads. It’s intoxicating.  It’s awakening.  It’s delicious. It’s inspiring.  It’s breathtaking.  It’s amazing.  It’s awesome.  It’s porous. And its most valuable characteristic is that it’s self-perpetuating.  No, I’m not talking about human beauty and addiction to plastic … Continue reading

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So What?

A USA today article written by Cathy Lynn Grossman titled “God, Religion, Atheism, So What?  That’s What Many Say”, has been on my mind all day.  As an informed and intelligent reader, I know that I should research the populations and the … Continue reading

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Closer or Further?

“Although a prisoner of your own thoughts, you are part of the great journey.  With every breath you are closer to or further from your own truth.”         Faouzi Skali  I was exactly in that imprisoned position face down on the massage table … Continue reading

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