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A Liberating Thought

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with … Continue reading

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Compassionate Friends

When our daughter, Amy, died in an automobile accident, I became a lifelong member of a group no one wants to be a part of, grieving parents. For months, I attended meetings of The Compassionate Friends, where membership consisted of … Continue reading

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Filled with Loving Kindness: The Absurdity of Today

(The fires, while very real and truly devastating, are herein used as a metaphor for my feelings about the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Also very real and – from my perspective – truly devastating.)    Wildfires are … Continue reading

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Sowing: Suffering and Wholeness

. . . a Universal Wholeness waits beneath our brokenness the way a torn seedpod lets all its seeds drop through its tear to germinate the Earth. A good deal of our suffering comes from not going deeply enough into the personal … Continue reading

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Harvest: Of the Heart

At the end of an unusually long day, within the space of just a few minutes, I had conversations with all three of our grown children, with my wife, and enjoyed a few minutes with our two aging dogs–also beloved … Continue reading

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