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Side-stepping Narcissism

If you’re too wrapped up in yourself, ya gotta reach out to a higher power who is outside your self. Immediately! Before you drown. Go worship. But if God has become a hollow idea/concept (a “head-trip”), connect to your inner … Continue reading

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Practicing Gentleness

Practice gentleness, especially when you don’t feel gentle at all. Set the table slowly. Close the car‑door quietly. Take deep breaths. Count them. Brush your hair as though it were your lover’s. Offer to brush your partner’s hair as though … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism

Quick Look I’ve read that Vince Lombardi began each season by teaching his players how to block, how to run, and how to fall. That’s the good side of “fundamentalism.” However . . . . A Tale She came to … Continue reading

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God Thinking

Quick Look Not “what” but “how.” That is, this post is not about theology. We’re just noticing the “grammar” of the “language” our mind uses when we want to reach “deeper” or “higher.” A Tale “I pray to God every … Continue reading

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Practice Less Chameleon-ing

Do you relate to people in stereo? Do you listen to your inner voice with one “ear,” while paying close attention to what someone else is saying and doing and being? If this doesn’t come naturally to you, experiment with … Continue reading

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Practicing Enjoying

Notice an enjoyment that steadily nourishes you. Exciting whims can come and go, but some are deeper or more nourishing than others. If it seems eclipsed at the moment, poke around, try different things, see if it matures and deepens … Continue reading

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Practice Re-thinking God

Sneak up on your mind, and steal a peek. How does it do God thinking? Is God a He or a She? An It? A Judge? A Coach? A Boss? A Friend? Deaf? Mute? Scary? White beard? None of these … Continue reading

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Practicing Doing Good

If you have an opportunity to do good today, do it for sure, but don’t tell anybody. If you have a good kid who likes to be with you, take them along (if possible) as you serve. Let them feel … Continue reading

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Practicing De-restlessness

Unhooking from restlessness has a cost: it does cut you deeply. Your “detox” may require a week or an hour or a year, but coming off the drug of “drivenness” will reward you greatly. It’s easy to spot: just notice … Continue reading

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When “Should” Becomes Shame

Quick Look Every human mind seems to contain ethical murmurs that say “You should . . .” or, more often, “You shouldn’t . . . .” This voice is often helpful — even necessary — for an orderly life and an … Continue reading

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