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Divine Conversations: Reflections

This post is part of a creative writing project, which has been divinely inspired by my recent studies in Chinese and Japanese philosophy.   It is a warm spring day.   Teacher says, The sun makes such a difference. Truly.   Student replies, Your eyes must be dancing.   Teacher exclaims, Oh they are...

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Divine Conversations: Stormy Weather

This post is part of a creative writing project, which has been divinely inspired by my recent studies in Chinese and Japanese philosophy.   Student and teacher discussing the waves of life.   Teacher reminds, "Storms come, but Baruach Hashem, they always pass."   Thoughts for reflection: Consider a current storm in...

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Divine Conversations: Listening

This post is part of a creative writing project, which has been divinely inspired by my recent studies in Chinese and Japanese philosophy.   Teacher asks, What is listening?   Student replies, It is truly hearing. It is open hearted with no response ready to go in the mind so...

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The Practice of the Present

For nearly 300 days, I have been engaged in a daily practice which I refer to as The Practice of the Present. The practice is anchored to and named after a guided meditation called Presence by my teacher Claudia Van Buren which I'm honoured share...

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Jealousy.

This post is a continuation of our series on emotions, and explores a most complicated and damaging emotion to many personal and professional lives: Jealousy.   We all have desires, and these desires drive us into action to satisfy them. But what happens when we do not...

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Happy Friday!

“Happy Friday!” has become a standard greeting each week as the weekend approaches. We collectively celebrate the fact that we’ve survived another working week, and have earned the rest and relaxation which the weekend (hopefully) brings us.   On this Friday, however, instead of hitting the couch...

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Don’t Get Burned by Anger

  It’s been said that “Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” While anger is a powerful, hurtful emotion which can damage personal and professional relationships, our feelings...

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