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Is your spiritual catcher’s mitt on?

“Art and music are two of the most powerful healing forces in the universe. I mean, have you ever gone to a museum and stood in front of a Vermeer and just had tears roll down your cheeks? That doesn’t happen when people stand in front of First National Bank.”—Rosanne Cash Readers who love my […]

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Are you spreading wisdom? Or woe?

“The universe is being healed. Don’t you want to be a part of the dance?”—Rob Bell I’m often asked about my possibility posses. How do you start one? What do you do? Because I’m allergic to rules and steps and how-to’s, it’s hard to give a definitive answer. But I can say this. Every human […]

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I need do nothing.

“We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain.”—Annie Dillard I recently heard an interview with Kenya Barris. He’s the creator of Black-ish, a wildly popular, Emmy-winning TV comedy. He talked about a spiritual realization that rocked his world. Like most of us, he […]

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Note to body: You are not the boss of me

“I am large. I contain multitudes.”—Walt Whitman I have nothing against my body. It’s very useful for playing pickleball, for taking selfies and for passing out hugs to fellow humanoids. But to see my body as the boundary of my being is a myopic belief. My body is but one piece on the chess board […]

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Wriggle out of the straitjacket of negativity

“Absolutely everything is available to us—sorrow and joy, grievance and forgiveness, horror and transcendence—it’s all on the menu. It’s up to us where we put our attention.”–Josh Radnor My daughter, Taz, and I once took surfing lessons in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Our instructor, a Venezuelan named Jesus, was very clear. “When you get on […]

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It’s impossible to fall short of the glory of God

“We are players, actors on many stages. We yearn to wonder, we long to be amazed, to be enthusiastic, to be expressive. In short to be alive. Creativity keeps us creating the life we wish to live.” Matthew Fox Although the term “fake news” is nearly as popular as Despacito, it recently hit me that […]

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Why I no longer march in the streets

“Turn your light on for those with no vision.”–Pharrell Williams I used to ADORE a good protest! I marched against war, against guns, against racism. Nothing’s more exhilarating than carrying a sign and chanting in resistance with fellow comrades. But it finally dawned on me that being AGAINST something only adds energy to a reality […]

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Be radical: choose to inject surprise, fun and outrageousness into your day

“There’s power in looking silly. And not caring that you do.”—Amy Poehler “He actually caught himself saying things like “Yippee,” as he pranced ridiculously round the house.” ― Douglas Adams In my new book, Art & Soul, Reloaded, I offer what I call, Zumba for the Soul. These fun, quirky activities, add-on’s to the weekly […]

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Defy the lie: why the “F word” and I roll deep

“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.” ― C. JoyBell C. According to the Course in Miracles, forgiveness (the F word) is the answer to everything. But like God, love and other important concepts, forgiveness comes with a cargo-hold full of baggage and is not well understood. Forgiveness doesn’t suggest overlooking something […]

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Who rules the kingdom of your mind?

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”― Horace My Course in Miracles lesson a couple days ago was, “I rule my mind, which I alone must rule.” Each of us is in charge of the kingdom of our minds. Right now, there are a lot of crazy people circling the kingdom walls shouting “the […]

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