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Guilt

Guilt means we are not taking good care of ourself. Guilt is wrapped up with insecurity. When we feel guilty we feel we are not good enough. We feel we should have known this, that, […]

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Gratitude lightens our load

Gratitude lightens our load. It makes us feel embedded with others and the planet, and even the universe. There is so much to be thankful for, even though these days it seems hard to find. […]

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Forgiveness is powerful medicine

Forgiveness is powerful medicine. Practicing it means that we are taking good care of ourself. It is simply allowing ourself to let go of hurts that have built up often over years. We start with […]

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A huge gap between rich and poor

Nowadays, we are confronted by a huge gap between rich and poor. This is not only morally wrong, but practically a mistake. It leads to the rich living in anxiety and the poor living in […]

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Exam who we are

Not getting what you what is a blessing in disguise. When we are very disappointed and let down, just like when we are falsely accused, our sense of self is right there in our face. […]

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Grief, loss, sadness, and anguish

Grief, loss, sadness, and anguish seem to part of everyday life in America and around the world these days. Wednesday, I visited the Tree of Life synagogue and nearby Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, […]

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When we develop patience

When we develop patience, we find that we develop a reserve of calm and tranquility. We tend to be less antagonistic and more pleasant to associate with. This creates a positive atmosphere around us and […]

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The effective way to overcome anxiety

One of the most effective ways to overcome anxiety is to try to shift the focus of attention away from oneself towards others with a positive outlook. When we succeed in this, we find that […]

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Forgiveness is letting go of pain and hurt

Forgiveness is the lynchpin that unlocks our heart. It allows energy to flow. Holding tightly to grudges and hurts blocks the flow of energy, leading to mental pain and physical pain. Tightly holding onto and […]

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Strongly felt ‘I’

Disappointment can be a tremendous inspiration. It can give us the opportunity to see ourself more deeply, as we really are. When bad news is received, the normal reaction is become upset, sometimes angry, or […]