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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Jake looks at me after watching the Yingling Three and says, “they wear you out.” The Yingling Three being Jeremy and Caroline’s three little girls, ages 8, 6, and 4. I  reminded Jake that he and Will were a such a handful they were nicknamed the “raptors.” Yet despite the energy level exhibited by either…

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His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned: he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.” — John 9: 2-3. I’ve read this passage several times and read it literally each time…

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Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. — Henry Ford Do or do not, there is no try — Yoda I can’t think of two characters more opposite, Yoda and Henry Ford. One was an industrialist who actually lived. The other is a fictional Jedi master. Yet they sound quite alike above,…

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