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Rearranging the furniture in my mind

“If you’re going to keep your sanity, the only choice is spirit.”—Americ Azevedo   First, let me offer a huge shoutout to all of you. Not only did you pray for me (thank you so much), but you also generously and tactfully reminded me of my own advice. Someone suggested I re-read “That time I […]

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A piece of good fortune in this glorious affair

“I hate it when I gain 20 pounds for a role and then remember I’m not an actor.”—Stevie Oakley Hello, friends! I haven’t written in a while because, well, I’ve been in hiding, hiding the fact that I’m not exactly feeling “amazingly awesome” right now. That’s not a comfortable admission for a writer who has […]

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It takes a crazy person to even try this

“Except for the unquestioned thoughts you’re believing, life is always good.”—Byron Katie So we’re three weeks and a day or two into the Course lessons for this year. And while I certainly hope you’re every bit as pumped up as you were on Day #1, I happen to know from personal experience that enthusiasm sometimes […]

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Break on through–there’s another side

“Every day should be devoted to miracles.”—A Course in Miracles Perhaps this year’s biggest blessing was the chance to practice the Course in Miracles adage, “I need do nothing.” It’s one of those Course principles that is THE EXACT OPPOSITE of all we’re indoctrinated to believe. From the moment of birth, we’re trained that it’s […]

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Is there confetti in your pocket?

“We are the promise of one people, one breath declaring to one another: I see you. I need you. I am you.”—Richard Blanco I often share stories from my inbox, miracle stories that, as I’ve mentioned, often begin with “You are NEVER going to believe this.” Today, I’m going to share a couple stories from […]

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Do something remarkable today. An assignment

“You need no other authority than your good intentions and your loving heart.”—Colin Beavan I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was participating in a Laddership Pod with 100-some people from 17 countries. One of the participants has been standing at a busy intersection in her hometown with a sign. Nothing political. Nothing controversial. […]

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A Friday gift from Taz and me and Martha Beck

“There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.”—Toni Morrison A couple days ago, I wrote about how Taz radically changed my life.  Martha Beck, who I met years ago when we were both speaking at a writer’s […]

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Why it’s time to widen the aperture

“Arrive curious, without the armor of certainty. Live the life that chooses you, new with every breath, every blink of your astonished eyes.”—Rebecca del Rio Tomorrow is Tasman’s birthday. She would have been 27. I strongly believe she came to me 27 years ago as an act of great love. I was a 37-year-old singleton […]

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What would a being of light do today?

“If we only knew deeply, absolutely, that our smallest act, our smallest thought, has such far-reaching effects; setting forces in motion; reaching out to the galaxy; how carefully we would act and speak and think. How precious life would become in its integral oneness.”–Irina Tweedie       So let me guess. The question I posed in today’s […]

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Escape from the trance

“To save the planet, we don’t need technological breakthroughs or vast amounts of capital. Essentially, we need a radical change in our thinking and behavior.” – Rob Hopkins German mystic Meister Eckhart said, “God is at home. It is we who have gone out for a walk.” Because we are distracted by a long litany […]

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