Compassion and Suffering

How do we extend self-compassion to ourselves when we are suffering? When we are failing at some corner of our life? When the creek is rising, and the rain is still coming down?  In those messy moments of your life, and mine, when compassion is called for, how do we extend it to ourselves? I […]

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Seeds Drink

Gardeners know not all seeds will germinate.  Frequently, spiritual teachings, insightful quotes, and even Biblical texts are referred to as “seeds.”  These words are tossed out into hearts and minds with the hope of bringing forth new awareness within the hearer.  Why don’t some seeds germinate?  Well, that seemed like something “Google-able.”  The number one […]

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Black Friday and One Reluctant Candle

Recent photos of shoppers on Black Friday reveal the darker side of human behavior.  Black Friday calls us to get the best value, get the most for the least amount of money, get the hot gift, and get all of this regardless of the cost to your fellow shoppers.  Black Friday has a blackness that […]

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