Presence

I Need a Miracle. Every Day.

The title of this post comes from a Grateful Dead song, and I can still remember the images of Deadheads wandering the parking lot wherever the Dead were appearing looking for someone with tickets to sell. They carried homemade signs that read ‘I Need a Miracle.”   In the film Moonstruck, Rose’s mother, upon learning…

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Heaven Here and Now: The Invisible Sun

‘There has to be an invisible sun That gives us hope when the whole day’s done” –‘Invisible Sun’, The Police—   All human beings desire to live in a world without suffering. Since the first human walked the earth, our species has tried to avoid suffering and to find some kind of lasting peace and…

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Keep Anger From Burning You Out

Anger is a normal human emotion, a reaction to something or someone that we feel has wronged us in some way. Like most emotions, it provides the basis for a stronger reaction than necessary if we allow our minds to run away with our thoughts. And it is a way that we grasp at what…

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24 Hours

Hey, good to see you! You made it. You had a decent night’s sleep (or maybe you didn’t get that much sleep) and here you are, facing a new day with a cup of coffee or tea or maybe freshly juiced juice in your hand. Before you are a fresh twenty-four hours to do with…

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The Anxiety Attic: Recognizing the Anxious Mind

The anxiety attic. You know it’s there, a mind that just won’t rest until it comes up with some way that things can go wrong for you. You can be perfectly fine one minute, and the next your mind takes hold of an anxious thought, worrying over it until it becomes a dark, looming cloud.…

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