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Be One With The Tree

The Tree of Contemplative Practices

Mirabai Bush pointed us to this illustration of contemplative practices, which shows the breadth of meditation and mindfulness within traditions. Although this list isn’t comprehensive, it does open up one’s imagination about how these disciplines take root and manifest themselves in our lives. 211 more words

Sunday Snippet

Sunday Snippet March 1, 2015

Switching to something different for a bit and posting something from a long-term project.

This snippet is from a scene in one of the books in… 465 more words

Writing

For the briefest of moments, every last man felt free.

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt 

I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about.

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Sunday Snippet

Sunday Snippet February 22, 2015

This is an excerpt from my current project.  This is a very rough first draft and may or may not have been creatively edited to fit the 10 sentence limit. 223 more words

Writing

The sweet refrain, “Oh take me to church”

Take me to church sang by Sinead O’Connor has a very catchy tune especially the first three lines of the refrain.

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Oh, take me to church… 208 more words

Life

Sunday Snippet February 15, 2015

This is an excerpt from my current project.  This is a very rough first draft and may or may not have been creatively edited to fit the 10 sentence limit. 171 more words

Writing

Deepest level of communication is wordless

I stand among you as one who offers a small message of hope, that first, there are always people who dare to seek on the margin of society, who are not dependent on social acceptance, not dependent on social routine, and prefer a kind of free-floating existence under a state of risk. 71 more words

Faith