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Why Are You Here?

“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly.”– Viktor E. Frankl We are all constantly being questioned by…

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To Live in Fear

“Terrible thing to live in fear. All I want is to be back where things make sense, where I won’t have to be afraid all the time.” – Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption Often, we live in fear when we don’t understand what is happening in our lives. The overt experience of your life is…

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Heroic Truth

‘If thou workest at that which is before thee, following right reason seriously, vigorously, calmly, without allowing anything else to distract thee, but keeping thy divine part pure, as if thou shouldst be bound to give it back immediately; if thou holdest to this, expecting nothing, fearing nothing, but satisfied with thy present activity according…

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Love, No Matter What

”I said to her ‘what do you think you did that helped him to emerge as this charming, accomplished, wonderful person?’ She said ‘what did I do?… I loved him, that’s all. Clinton just always had that light in him and his father and I were lucky enough to be the first to see it…

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Good and Evil

“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained.”…

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Run Into Life

“Don’t run away from life. Run into life.” – Swami Niranjanananda   Come to life by facing and embracing the circumstances that you have been running away from.

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Enable Others to Live

‘Let us not surrender our lives, let us find the spontaneity and joy of life inside ourselves. Then, not only will we live our lives more abundantly, but we will enable others to live as well… perhaps even for the first time.’ – Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette

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Gratitude

“Gratitude is Confidence in life itself. In it, we feel how the same force that pushes grass through cracks in the sidewalk invigorates our own life.” – Jack Kornfield   Let’s practice gratitude and notice as we move through the cracks and beyond the barriers that we have experienced in the past.

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Touching Reality

‘Contemplation is any way one has of penetrating illusion and touching reality.’ – Parker Palmer   Contemplation is important for us as human beings. Through contemplation we can reflect on our life, our actions and our relationships. It is within this reflection that we can touch reality in depth.   The practice of contemplation can…

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Wellbeing

“(When) each can connect with what’s alive in each other, it has been my experience that people then enjoy contributing to one another’s well-being.” – Marshall Rosenberg   When we can feel what is alive within ourselves, we are able to truly connect with what is alive within one another. Through real (alive) connection we…

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The Bedrock of Our Happiness

“They used to say that a child conceived in love has a greater chance of happiness. They don’t say that anymore.” – Ethan Hawke, Gattaca   A world where love is not the bedrock of our happiness is a world of segregation and suffering.

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Pathmaker

‘Pathmaker, your footsteps are the path and nothing more; pathmaker, there is no path, you make the path by walking’ – Antonio Machado   Don’t be fooled by the open spaces and the pavement beneath your feet. You are a pathmaker… and you create your pathway through life with every action that you take, every…

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Something Inside of You

“There is something inside of you that knows you’re in the centre, that knows you’re on the beam and know when you are off the beam… and if you get off the beam to earn money (or achieve something that you believe is worthwhile), you’ve lost your life.” – Joseph Campbell

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Thinking

“We can’t think our way out of a prison that is made of thought.” – Krishna Das

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Maybe Love Means More

“Maybe (love) means more – something we can’t understand yet. Maybe it’s some evidence, some artifact of a higher dimension that we can’t consciously perceive… Love is the one thing that we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can’t understand it.” – Anne…

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The Shape of Love

“Unable to perceive the shape of you, I find you all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with your love, it humbles my heart, for you are everywhere.” – Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

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The Beginning of Humanity

“When you are awakened, at the level of the heart, to compassion and to suffering with the other person… that’s the beginning of humanity.” – Joseph Campbell

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