Blog Breathe walking meditation

Melanie Gruenwald So many times, we experience life, thinking “I’ll feel better when… ”I’ll feel calmer when…” “I’ll feel less anxious when….” And “when” comes, and we’re all still feeling …

You Killed My Father:
Prepare to Learn

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Yesterday, a student sent her class a story she read about a young man, a football star who was adopted as an infant and his search for his biologic family. …


No-thingness is Something Else

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I search and I scan for the perfect metaphor Abhorring imprecision or worse selling out To the exigencies of a concocted cocktail A ballerina poising on a sharpened pinkie The …

The Postman Rings Twice

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What does the electrician who is now a spiritual teacher and the postal worker who now interprets dreams share in common? Typically, we see metaphor as beyond the concrete and …


Addressing Your Masks

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. The Book of Genesis starts off with a bang and ends with some dust. In between it is one …


Melting ICE

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The United States remains one of only a handful of countries to retain the Fahrenheit temperature system and therefore, we are aware that ice begins to melt as it reaches …


The Intimate Picture

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Louis Kahn, the great American architect, died in 1974 in a washroom at Penn Station. He was alone when his heart gave out. His only son, Nathan was eleven. A …


Holding Your Opposite

Marilyn Van Derbur Atler

Which is it—grey or gray? Isn’t it fitting that there isn’t a black and white answer. Turns out they are both acceptable ways to spell my favorite color. Gray is …


Orchestrating Change

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Awareness principle four: Live by setting intention. Be open to possibility—one door closing opens another. Measure success by effort not by outcome.   In the Tree of Life this awareness …


Accepting, Living, Surrendering

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The voice synthesizer fell silent, the screen turned black. The vast network of neurons in his brain, much like the stars in the sky at dawn, began to recede from …