To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. — EE Cummings Do you agree with Cummings on this point? Have you ever felt pressured to conform? I…

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Do not worry about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:6-7 I got to tell you St. Paul’s words are easier to write or say…

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I woke up today and realized it is mid-June already. Maybe it’s because there are nine days in the week and I always thought there were only seven. And although, time does fly especially as we get older, most progress comes slowly one step at a time. We need to remember this in these days…

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The more you practice the three trainings of ethics, meditation, and wisdom, the more difficult it will become for you to act in a way that is contrary to an ethical, compassionate attitude. Ethics arise naturally out of contemplating the three trainings. — Martine Batchelor, Meditation for Life. I feel like I’ve written before about practice,…

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Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it. — Charles Swindoll I hear all the time people say, “I can’t believe this is happening to me.” I probably have said a few times myself, and when I did I hope I said to myself, “Now what…

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