Pinning Badges on the Chest of Practice

Sometimes we approach spiritual practice as if it was a kind of obstacle course in which we earned badges for each level we…

Pinning Badges on the Chest of Practice

Sometimes we approach spiritual practice as if it was a kind of obstacle course in which we earned badges for each level we…

The Spirit of Law

The Spirit of Law

Rules can never change the kind of person we are – only the spirit of love and compassion that lies behind any just rule or law and that changes our heart leads us to change and grow in that way. For that reason, “why?” is often the most important question we can ask.

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Forgiveness

There’s nothing about forgiveness that implies being a doormat or placing yourself or anyone else in danger.

Forgiveness

There’s nothing about forgiveness that implies being a doormat or placing yourself or anyone else in danger.

Simpicity

There is something about human nature that seems to believe that the more complex something is, the more likely it is to be true. That flies in direct contradiction to such things as the Law of Parsimony, which holds that the simplest explanation is most often the best one. Nevertheless, we forge on, often attracted to spiritual practices that are wildly complex – and if they come from complexitywherever…

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Better to remain silent…

Better to remain silent…

Some random thoughts…

Getting the last word in never served anybody well, yet people still seem to value the practice.

It’s important in any negotiation to understand who holds the power. If it’s not you, smile and then pucker up. It beats going home empty handed.

There’s a lot to be said for living to fight another day. It’s neither wise nor necessary to die in every ditch that presents itself.

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