People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer the suffering that is familiar. — Thich Nhat Hanh. I know people who are constantly miserable. I bet you do as well. You ask them, “How are things going?” And you soon regret asking the question. You…

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Yesterday I left you with the thought that a supple heart gives us the ability to continue after heartbreak or sorrow. But how do we make our heart more supple. It just so happened that this morning was my session with my Yoga Master where she took my old, stiff, and sore body through a…

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A disciple asks the rebbe: “Why does Torah tell us to place these words upon your hearts? Why does it not tell us to place these holy words in our hearts?” The rebbe answers: “It is because as we are our hearts are closed, and we cannot place the words in our hearts. So we place them…

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Or in the snow-lapped country church, kneeling at last to pray, for what we could not have. — Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind. During these days of wish lists, letters to Santas, and yes even lots of prayers we often ask for things we can not have. I sometimes wonder what God must think when I…

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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. It is never too late to begin to live. I learned this lesson many times over my life. My “life” was changed by circumstances, past deeds, and health, and I was time after time forced to begin…

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