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Shadow Times

Shadow Times

Today I saw an article in my news feed which reported that in the United States about 140,000 kids have lost a parent or “parenting” relative to Covid-19. The quoted psychologist said that this would affect them until “at least until age 18.” As a former Bereavement...

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La Familia

La Familia

The other night I went to my friends, Abby and Frankie’s, for dinner. Abby and Frankie have been together since the moment they met as Freshman at the University of Florida. Abby’s family was originally from Manhattan and Jewish, and Frankie’s family were Cuban,...

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Happiness And The Cycle Of Pleasure & Desire

Happiness And The Cycle Of Pleasure & Desire

Lately life has been exceptionally expanded and happy. And for the first time in my nearly 60 years on this planet, I’m not collapsing into it,  I’m just enjoying it. Man, that took me a long time to figure out. In the last couple of years, I came to realize that...

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Essentialism

Essentialism

For the first time in months I found myself struggling to write my Musing. I even had a strong inspiration, a phenomenal book called “Essentialism” by Geoff McKeown. So, as I waited to connect to my muse, my “golden thread,” it finally dawned on me. I don’t need to...

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Enjoyment Versus Attachment

Enjoyment Versus Attachment

“In the end, it doesn't matter how many breaths you take, but how many moments took your breath away.”                                                                                    Shing Xiong* I am currently staying at a home in the Berkeley Hills with an...

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Centered Expansion

Centered Expansion

A dream come true has landed in my lap. A stunning north Berkeley home with an expansive, beautifully landscaped garden, has been gifted to me as a home base for a month. A month! It was exactly the vision I put out last year, then as part of my personal practice, I...

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The Unexpected Change

The Unexpected Change

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” Woodrow...

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Finding Beauty

Finding Beauty

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo EmersonAs I’m writing this, it’s just past dawn and the cardinals are singing.  There’s a myriad of things right in front of me where I could place my...

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Simplicity

Simplicity

“The Art of Being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook” William JamesOne of the most powerful skills to learn is finding simplicity in the moment of overwhelm. My friend Abby references her Dad, a Miami contractor, stopping her when she used to begin spinning...

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¨I Am That¨

¨I Am That¨

“I cannot but see you as myself.It is in the very nature of love to see no difference.”                 Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, “I Am That.”Although there still may be more violence in the days to come, this week we clearly saw the simmering anger, fear and...

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