Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her. — John 8:7   I watched the NFL Playoffs last night so I stayed up late. I wasn’t worried, because today is a holiday and I could sleep in. How wrong was I? I was rousted early this morning…

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Fulfillment of desire is an illusion; desire leads to more desire, not satisfaction. — Kathleen McDonald, “How to Meditate”   Maybe, just maybe I can have my fill of oatmeal raisin cookies, but I don’t think I’ve ever reached that point. Who hasn’t watched with amazement little children tear through package after package at Christmas, and then when…

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If wishes were horses Beggars would ride: If turnips were watches I would wear one by my side. And if if’s and an’s were pots and pans, The tinker would never work! — 16th Century Nursery Rhyme My mother-in-law would use another saying, but very similar to the above. “If wishes were fishes, we would all swim…

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I know a little bit about armor. No, not the seventy pounds of gear that today’s war fighter’s don before they head out on patrol. That I can only imagine. I’m talking about the shoulder pads and helmets a football player uses to wear into a game. It really hasn’t changed much in the last…

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Sitting peacefully on a cushion day and night seeking to attain Buddhahood, rejecting life and death in hopes of realizing enlightenment, is all like a monkey grasping at the moon reflected in the water. — Shoitsu It is easy to get lulled into a belief that to be spiritual, one must sit around all day contemplating one’s…

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