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Fierce love, will travel

“In order to keep us going, it is enough to be grateful for the next breath, because it’s not to be taken for granted that I can take another breath.”–David Steindl-Rast Some 25 years ago, I was invited to a small gathering with a psychic who had flown into Connecticut from California. I went along, […]

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Pinching myself over my extreme good fortune

“Let me be clear. I do feel like a contest winner.”— W. Kamau Bell In a profound and heartbreaking scene on last night’s Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain tells W. Kamau Bell, as they gaze over the Kenyan landscape, that he has to f***ing pinch himself because he can’t believe he gets to do and see […]

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Today I counteract the operative inside my mind with forgiveness

“Why should James Bond have all the action, fun, money, and resort hotel living.” ― Paul Kyriazi “Hm,’ said Bond. ‘That’s bogeyman stuff.”—Ian Fleming My ego (that whiny voice that likes to inform me that so and so “done me wrong,” that this circumstance is a huge problem) is a double agent. It pretends to […]

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How I use gratitude to give all seeming problems the old one-two punch

“There are many words meaning thank you. Some you can only whisper. Some you can only sing.”—Mary Oliver I was just invited to participate in a Gratitude Summit. As I told the organizers, the reason I answered “can’t wait” is because gratitude, as y’all know, is my wingman. I use it like I use duct […]

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More stories to rock your world

“I pray for the change in perception that will let me see bigger and sweeter realities.”–Ann Lamott My favorite thing in the whole world is miracles. I’ve been a student of ‘A Course in Miracles’ for more than 25 years. The TV series I created is set in an ecovillage called Milagro Springs. Milagro, of […]

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A place of joy, abundance, charity and endless giving

“It is with your thoughts then, that we must work, if your perception of the world is to be changed.”–A Course in Miracles Depending on who you talk to, Tinder is either: a) The world’s most popular dating app b) An uber-easy scheme for hooking up c) A surefire recipe for rejection I’ve never tried […]

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Today I’m open to a glorious new world

“Today is your day to sing wild songs of adventure, to soar your spirit and unfurl your joy.”–Jonathan Lockwood Huie When my daughter and I go shopping, we have an unspoken policy if we happen to get separated. She knows that sooner or later, as sure as dandelions in the spring, she can find me […]

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Four portals to transcendence

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.” ― Hafiz The good news is you can use anything to find God. Beauty, art, even suffering offer portals to life’s transcendent moments. The trick is to recognize that the Divinity we seek is within us. It’s within every person, within every situation. There are […]

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Upgrading my search terms

“It is natural for you to play, to skip, to dance…anything else is resistance.”–Abraham-Hicks I’m giving a talk this evening about my book on quirky things in Kansas. My state, I gleefully discovered, has no shortage of curiosities including the world’s largest hairball and a motorcycle made from cow bones. Which is to explain that, […]

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Miracles and the four-minute mile

“I do not believe in miracles, I rely on them.”— Yogi Bhajan So you might wonder why I’m always sharing miracle stories here on the blog. Those stories that tend to begin with some version of “You are never going to believe this.” I feel it’s my duty to point them out (and throw massive […]

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