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Make Art out of Tchotchkes

If you’ve been hearing about de-cluttering, you will see it is linked to the winding down world of acquiring material stuff; since goods are cheaper, rich people don’t need to own a lot, that’s for the (poor) masses. Minimalism (see … Continue reading

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Flawed but not Fatal

Last week I wrote that one way of dealing with what we term our flaws is to face them honestly. This may lead to sharing of a secret, whether it’s an old embarrassment, an unfulfilled desire, or something we never … Continue reading

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Be Flexible, But Not Too Much

Sometimes too much flexibility can be too much of a good thing. This is true in the case of my knees and hips, which after decades of yoga, have become over-flexed. Whether we are set in routine physical or mental … Continue reading

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Shadows at Bay

Last week I was taking photos on my new i-phone at several beach sites on Shelter Island, Long Island. Sky and water were blue and clear and the near-deserted beaches sparkled with sunlight. The rock-strewn sand’s earthy hues provided nature’s … Continue reading

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When Resistance Wears You Down

Long ago I heard that over time meditation wears away all resistance. Soon enough, I’d be free of resistance and its corrosive effects on spiritual progress, I thought. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered over time a greater capacity for resistance to resistance, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Mantra?

There are so many mantras to choose from. Should we use one that is in English, Sanskrit, Hebrew, non-verbal language, or shrouded in initiative mystery? I tend to go for the ancient rather than “pop” mantras. They seem sappy to … Continue reading

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Let Go of Control and Gain Peace

When I first let go of control in meditation, I was sitting in a large, darkened hall with over 500 people, inhaling thick clouds of incense, waiting expectantly for “the word” or “touch,” two ways the Master awakened our seemingly … Continue reading

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