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The hardest hike

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I typically try to find hikes in the six to eight mile range with anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 feet of elevation change. For a … Continue reading

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Taking a break from the circus

I need a break. I am going to spend the next week NOT reading Trumps tweets, or Politico. Not watching Rachel Maddow or the evening news. My brain is fried and I need to un-fry it somehow. I am thinking a … Continue reading

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The enlightenment of a toothache

“When I have a toothache, I discover that not having a toothache is a wonderful thing. That is peace. I had to have a toothache in order to be enlightened, to know that not having one is wonderful.” – Thich … Continue reading

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Actions of faith

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I attend a very traditional Presbyterian church, a church I have been a member of for over … Continue reading

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Gifts from our ancestors

“You are the fairy tale told by your ancestors.” – Toba Beta My mother has a very pronounced hand tremor which she has graciously shared with me. Fortunately mine is still in its infant stages of development but I can watch … Continue reading

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How we are weaved together

The Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) preaches the concept of interdependence. In personal terms, you and I remain and develop because of the existence of each other. Thay concludes that if we stay mindful … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Thich Nhat Hanh

The Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh turned 90 years old yesterday. Words can’t even describe what this man’s books, thoughts, and actions have meant to me. To celebrate his birthday I thought I would share some of … Continue reading

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