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I was wandering around the Internet the other day and came upon a story that is supposedly told by one of this past century’s great philosophers- John Lennon of Beatle’s fame. In this short quote, he tells us the most important life lesson his mother ever taught him. “When I was 5 years old, my […]

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Thanks to everyone who has been dropping by to see if I am alive. I have been away just wandering (Wow where did that 4 months go? ) as any good itinerant would do but I am back for now anyway. To be honest I need a place to post a video for a homily […]

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A famous Sufi mystic, Rabiya, was searching for something on the street outsider her small hut. The sun was setting and darkness was descending, as few people gathered around her. “What have you lost? What are you searching for? Perhaps we can help,” they said to Rabiya. Rabiya said, “I have lost my needle.” One […]

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I was talking to some folks close to me on Boxing Day, and the subject got around to the importance of “truth telling”. It seems that in families, the truth is often sacrificed for a number of reasons. Some of them are at least noble, in principle anyway (i.e. not wanting to make others feel […]

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Robert Emmons, perhaps the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues that gratitude has two key components, which he describes in a Greater Good essay, “Why Gratitude Is Good.” Check out his introduction to why being grateful is one of the first stets on the road to happiness: (Click here for the complete article and […]

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