Monthly Archives: February 2013

Who Am I?

The following taken from words spoken almost a hundred years ago by twentieth-century Indian Guru Sri Ramana Maharshi is heady stuff and took me a few reads to let it soak it. Every living being longs to be perpetually happy, … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Regret

If I had followed through on the childhood dream of being a scientist, would my life be better or worse? What would my life be like now if I had married a different person when I was twenty-two? What might … Continue reading

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To Learn and Grow

Another new day has arrived I am blessed to get to live. Some things I do will be well done. Others mediocre at best. Through it all I will try to live the hours better than yesterday. I will do … Continue reading

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Simply This Thing, and Then the Next

If we tune-in on thoughts of failure, illness, discouragement, despair and hate, the charts of our lives will take a sharp downward course. If we tune-in on thoughts of victory, love, hope and faith, our lives will become larger, finer, … Continue reading

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Sometimes…

Sometimes… Doubt is the opposite of faith, but sometimes doubt can be a pathway to faith. Sometimes… Weakness is the opposite of strength, but sometimes weakness can be the pathway to strength. Sometimes… Addiction is the opposite of sobriety, but … Continue reading

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What A Child Sees

No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Love What You Do…

I had been busy deafening my parents for years by creating high-pitched squawking melodies on my “recorder”, the closest thing we had to a wood instrument at home. On band day I was so excited to finally get to see … Continue reading

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Today I Will Be Happy With Less.

That’s just eleven words with a sobering with truthful meaning. “Today I will be happy with less”. more…. …Eleven words at the top and forty-seven more just above; fifty-eight words of absolute truth about one of the greatest secrets of … Continue reading

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With Our Thoughts

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him; if a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him; like a … Continue reading

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Only Time Will Tell

Having grown up in 1960’s Alabama, it seemed everyday I witnessed the distance between people; the void between have’s and have not’s and between races. I was blessed to grow up poor in a family that believed all people should … Continue reading

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