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How to Pray Like a Grownup

Quick Look No matter what the Great Professor says, prayer really can make you a better person. But not exactly the way they taught me when I was a kid. Kid Prayer was about reciting some words, earning little stars by my name, … Continue reading

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Listening 104

Quick Look I still don’t know how to listen. A Tale Some stories are woven in below. The Tale Wagged In my first job (English professsor) and my second (pastor), people thought I might have answers to their problems. As they … Continue reading

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Attachments and Clinging

Quick Look Attachments get a bad rap these days, but they are the very stuff of life; interdependent beings can’t be unattached to air, water and so on. The crucial segue is awareness; only when we are unconscious of an … Continue reading

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Practicing Non-attachment

Notice what you “bank on” for well-being. Of course, you may need a car for your job, and need a job to pay for your car, but they become “attachments” only when you’re terrorized by the thought of losing them. … Continue reading

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Echo on Waiting

Vladimir: Isn’t that just like a man? Estragon: What? Vladimir: Blaming on his shoes, the faults of his feet. Estragon: Let’s just go. Vladimir: Right. Let’s go. [They do not move.] Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (The concluding stage direction … Continue reading

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Echo on Praying

Peace is only peace when nothing can get at it. Source Unknown

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Practice Praying

Pray, sure, but do it in your very own private way. If you’re stuck, try this experiment. Bring to mind an event or relationship that is not unfolding as you’d wish.  See if you can imagine good consequences from the … Continue reading

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