Tag Archives: Pain

Feeding our fears

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela Each Sunday morning the Pastor … Continue reading

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Seeds of compassion

“Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to transform the calamity and misfortune into the path.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama I am not a coffee drinker so in the morning … Continue reading

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Try to find the joy in the moment

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” –  Henry David Thoreau My oldest thought she was having a bad day. One of her company’s clients was unhappy and her boss told … Continue reading

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There is no escape from the light

“Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen,  “Anthem”    When I was a kid my bedroom was up in the attic of our house. … Continue reading

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A Poem: Ride through the pain

The light is in front me, a distances hard to judge I recognize the colors that have bathed my being before Others accompany me on this journey, though I won’t ask for favors Pride prevents me from grasping their hand, sincere gestures … Continue reading

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Characters

My wife and I traveled up to a small mountain community Sunday to “celebrate” Father’s Day. It is the same community we rode our bicycles too on Saturday morning. The difference, the trip took us, one-way, two hours to pedal … Continue reading

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Banging our heads

For the last three years a female cardinal (yes I know the difference) has journeyed to our home late January through mid March. I realize this doesn’t sound very interesting but what she does during the day, everyday is. This … Continue reading

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