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Thursday, April 19, 2018

No More War

They held a war this week, And nobody came. The warriors all stayed home. "It's not our fight," they said. "We have families to attend." Let the Rich Let the Generals, The Presidents and the Kings Go fight their own battles. If freedom belongs only To the baddest bully on the block, Then let the... Sign in to see full entry.

When Faith and Thanksgiving Combine

When Faith and Thanksgiving Combine When Paul wrote in all things give thanks and again, ask for what you need giving thanks ass if you have already received, he was revealing that intimate connection between faith and thanksgiving. Today I begin an experiment testing the power of this connection..... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Thankfulness is a Key to Blessings

it took me many years to figure out the great and simple secret of thankfulness. Here is the simple truth: The engine that powers this universe is Love. It’s only purpose is to make all created beings Thrive. It bestows it's Sunlight on all. So how does this Love determine what to give and bless? it... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Don't Ask Me

Most of the time, I am pretty clear that i am nothing and God is everything. But, like the Prodigal Son, I often take God's precious gifts and in the joy of exercising them, I wander off into the foreign country of ego's rule. "Look what i have done and what I can do!" The Sufi prizes the Giver over... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Poem a Day

I try to make writing a new poem a part of my morning practice. There is a Sufi practice to enhance creativity knowing that all creativity is from The One Divine Creator. Contact me privately if you are interested in trying that practice. See my poem for today to see an example of a poem that... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 13, 2018

New Web Course coming soon

i have been invited to teach a three week internet course. I have chosen to share some practices to overcome and deal with fear. If any here are interested, I will be posting the link soon. I think it is free. The course design and technical support, are part of a friend’s PhD program. It should be... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Buddhist meta prayer

The Buddhist Metta (Lovingkindness) Prayer is simple but profound. It starts by blessing oneself and gradually expands outward from there, eventually wishing good intentions for the entire world and all beings, even our enemies. There are many variations and translations of this prayer, but what... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

How do you overcome people that thrive and grow on hatred of others?

This question was offered three days ago and I want to address it. The only power we have over others is our love and forgiveness. We can never change another, however, as the Bible says, love covers a multitude of sins. Love and forgiveness are the most powerful force in the universe. Surely, it... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Element Breaths

One of the most powerful practices for opening the heart is the elemental breath practice. I cannot explain how it works, but that it des I can be a witness to. So here is the practice: Sit or stand in a comfortable position with the spine straight. Do five each of these five elemental breaths.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Opening your heart in a chaotic world

The simple truth is this, opening ones heart is actually independent of outer circumstances. In fact for many, having positive outer circumstances, makes it hard to open the heart. The Sufis say that it is often a blow to the heart, a loss, a tragic event, etc. that breaks through our hardened... Sign in to see full entry.

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