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The deeper demand? A September 11 thought.

Sharing this quote (written over 100 years ago) is not meant to be an argument against appropriate security measures. Nor is it intended to be an excuse for rose-tinted thinking. But as we once more grieve those lost, and love those still grieving, it is a thought-provoking question to ask ourselves: “How do we see […]

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Mothering love!

This is taken from a phrase coined by church members grateful for the work of Mary Baker Eddy (The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p. 52:6-7). Many members even called Mrs Eddy “Mother” for a time. At her request that practice was discontinued, and she has since been known as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science […]

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Can we love even our deadliest enemies?

It never ceases to amaze me that in the midst of the physical and emotional agony of the cross, Jesus was able to look at the very people crucifying him and say — and, of course, mean — ”Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”. So how did he do it? According to Christian Science founder […]

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The blessed season of love!

I’d describe Hamilton Wright Mabie’s optimistic message as coining a counter fact to the consumerism and gluttony that too often seems to parade as our modern day Christmas. As Mary Baker Eddy once put it in her own wry style: “Mother wishes you all a happy Christmas, a feast of Soul and a famine of sense.” (Miscellany) For my part, I trust […]

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One minute read – practising healing love

Today (Friday October 23) the Oprah Winfrey Network’s weeklong focus on our beliefs zeroes in on the question of religious and spiritual practice. My response? Identify with the wisdom of Yogi Berra and then point to Jesus as the higher example! To read this short piece on my practice, click here.

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A spiritual response to gun crime?

This quote speaks to me of a part we can all play in responding to gun crime, whatever our political persuasion about the human causes for it. We can check our own mental landscape for any intrusion of hatred of others in our thinking and spiritually rise to counter that imposition on our divinely gifted, all-loving […]

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Let’s value who we truly are!

My latest photo-essayish blog has just been posted on Medium.com as “5 (Spiritual) ways to value who you truly are”! (The photos, including the one above, are from my “More Subtle Selfies” series.) These are the 5 bullet points: We can disentangle our thinking! We don’t need to settle for a lesser love for ourselves We […]

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Is There A Spiritual Step More Mindful?

My latest blog on The News Hub is called: “Are we seeking an even deeper mindfulness?” Here is an excerpt: A review of studies that evaluated the merits of three kinds of mindfulness-based practices found “convincing evidence” of benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems.“These mindfulness practices show considerable promise and the available evidence indicates […]

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Valentine’s Greetings/”Fifty Shades” vs Happiness

First, a message from our sponsors! Secondly, news of my latest BuzzFeed blog, “Fifty Shades” vs Happiness. With the Valentine’s Eve launch of the movie version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” it seemed like a good time to ask: “What really makes us happy?” Here is an excerpt. So, to view or not to view Fifty Shades […]

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An abundance of Thanksgiving articles and not one of them’s a turkey!

If you want to get in the mood for this Thursday’s Thanksgiving celebration – a US event, admittedly, but I think it should become an annual global happening, as well as a daily attitude! – here are several articles by my colleagues and me on giving thanks and gaining health. (All images @Glowimages – models […]

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