Category Archives: Inspiration

Capturing a Slice of Life. Freezing a Moment in Time

I am still wondering how I landed in Maui, Paradise Island. Among many adventures I was on a tour bus to Hana. They say that the road has about six hundred curves and sixty bridges. We were told at the … Continue reading

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From being an individual to becoming Universal

In many ancient cultures, individuals were known by their tribal or clan name. Their individuality melds into the group identity. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Tutu expressed this reality through their Ubuntu philosophy: “I am because we are!” They took Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Realizing Bliss

We all want to live meaningful and happy lives. The mystics, like St. Ignatius of Loyola, give us a simple and effective way. Pay attention to the last thing at night and the first moments in the morning (Spiritual Exercises … Continue reading

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Intuition, Key to Living your Life Purpose

Intuition is unlearned knowledge and innate wisdom. It is the manifestation of Divine Consciousness within us. In the ancient spiritual traditions intuition is a direct and spontaneous connection with the mind of the Universe. Mystics, like St. Ignatius of Loyola, … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Life

Many religious and cultural traditions understand the mystery or the myth of the Incarnation as Emmanuel or God with us. The mystics in many traditions realize that the Divine Essence is present in every part of creation. St. Ignatius of … Continue reading

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Am I Divine or a Sinner?

A funeral or a wake often invites us to reflect on the existential questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? Why am I here? What happens after I die? In the Bible we discover that we are the … Continue reading

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If You Meet the Buddha on the Road…

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.” This title of Sheldon Kopp’s book reflects the last words of the Buddha to his “beloved disciple.” “Therefore, O Ananda, be a lamp unto yourself, be a refuge to yourself. … Continue reading

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Forbidden Thought

To question is to be alive otherwise we merely exist. Most of us have experiences in our past that we have suppressed, skeletons in our closets that we guard with our lives. We also have teachings, customs, rituals and practice … Continue reading

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Forgiving (nasa) Ourselves

We only forgive when there is nothing to forgive; when we let go of the hurts and resentment and receive the gifts in the painful experiences of our lives. When we forgive, we break the fetters that have not allowed … Continue reading

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Reality: Illusion, Liberation or Bondage?

Carl Jung believed that anything that affects us becomes our reality. Dreams, imagination and fantasies, cultural and religious myths are a manifestation of our inner reality. Self-talk creates our reality and influences the way we respond to it. This self-talk … Continue reading

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