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You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the ocean in one drop.” Rumi

I have been writing, lately, about the three components of the Self-Compassion model (see menu at top). 527 more words


Ubuntu Means You’re Never Alone

Rustic chairs, wooden tables and bricked walls; there are Singer sewing machines bordering the sides of the café and the familiar whiff of caffeine embraces us mid-day. 601 more words

Food For Thought

Tuesday: Understanding Others

By Sarah Piper

The human experience transcends culture, borders, creed, and color. To love, to fear, to hate, to be joyful – to feel – 577 more words

The Walker's Wave

You’re walking down the street, minding your own business on a pretty spring morning.  When you reach an intersection where there are cars approaching that are getting ready to turn right into your path, so long as you’ve got the walk sign you can proceed directly into the intersection, knowing that you’ve got the right of way.   370 more words


A Call to Prayer

The urge to write this post has come unbidden to my mind so frequently in recent days that I believe it is God’s idea.  So I’m doing as I’ve been told. 766 more words

Fellow Travelers

In the summer of 1989 – a few weeks after the Chinese government cracked down on protesters in Tiananmen Square and a few months before the East German government unexpectedly began cutting holes in the Berlin Wall – I boarded a flight for West Germany and met a man from Syria. 250 more words

Lines for the Widow

I seldom know the lines for the widow,
You see, I am a poet,
I see death every night,
I die a little, others die in conclusion, 288 more words

The Human Condition