Category Archives: Harbor

Harbor: Here, Now

During the 1990’s I discovered the writings of Buddhist Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh. From his simple writing style, I learned to practice mindfulness meditation.  To my great delight, in 2000 I was able to spend a week in retreat … Continue reading

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Harbor: There’s No Place Like Home

Those big eyes stare at me from the Facebook posts … Ringo, Bailey, Kyleigh, Anastasia, Constance, Harriet, Ross … the list goes on and on. Big, sad, longing eyes of dogs and cats seeking forever homes, posted by friends on … Continue reading

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Harbor: Parenting

We trust that beyond the absence, there is a presence.  That beyond the pain, there can be healing.  That beyond the hurting, there may be forgiveness. That beyond the silence, there may be the Word.  That beyond the Word, there … Continue reading

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Harbor: Seeing, Hearing, Valuing

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”   Brene Brown I suspect … Continue reading

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Harbor: Instructions in Joy

Mindful Mary Oliver Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for – to look, to … Continue reading

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Harbor: Would You Harbor Me?

Would you harbor me? Would I harbor you? Would you harbor a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, a heretic, convict, or spy? Would you harbor a runaway woman or child, a poet, a prophet, a king? Would you harbor an … Continue reading

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Harbor: Rest and Reflect

“What?  No Words today?”  inquired the Doe. That’s right.  On Saturdays, we take a writing break, but we hope that you will look back through this week’s reflections or the month of November and find one that you have not … Continue reading

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Harbor: Basic Safety

We are likely familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  As it goes, it proposes that human beings have layered kinds of needs and that some are more basic than others.  By basic, it means that until those most basic needs are taken … Continue reading

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Harbor for the Other

The Hebrew scriptures are full of instructions on how citizens of the land ought to treat immigrants.  The core of the teaching seems to hinge on this:  treat the other (immigrant, alien, wayfarer)  with the same laws, same justice, same … Continue reading

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Harbor: Flowers and Guns

Perhaps by now you have seen this video interview of a French father and son about the tragedy in Paris.  The boy appears to be no more than about 4 years old.  The reporter wants to know if he understands … Continue reading

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