This weekend we were driving the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Pisgah National Forest. At one of the many overlooks, I saw thousands of acres of trees. I mean thousands. Green as far as my eyes could see, and I thought to myself, how wonderful. People had the foresight to preserve this forest not just…

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We are never one thing, our lumbering potentialities stirred into being by situations in which chance and choice conspire to make us the people we are said to have been. — Maria Popova. When I speak to groups I often talk about my journey without maps. When I came across Popova’s words they struck home. We all…

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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. — Buddhist Teaching   People ask me all the time why I read the…

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Before my transplant apparently every body knew I was sick but me. I suspect the same goes for spiritual health. The last person to come to terms with my spiritual health is me. That’s why sometimes God intervenes in our life with a wake up call. We get caught up in our attempts at material…

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