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Gratitude and Appreciation

Gratitude and Appreciation

DIVINE TWIN *BLISSCIPLINES* Want more of the *bliss* of Gratitude and Appreciation? Read on for a deeper perspective, a 6-minute meditative exercise, and 3 simple tips to grow these beautiful twin *blissciplines* in your daily life!   GO DEEPER: Telling Your Twins Apart   I think of Gratitude and Appreciation as emotional (but not identical!) […]

Finding the Divine in the Dark of the Year

Finding the Divine in the Dark of the Year

Did Lao Tzu’s words of ancient wisdom startle you? Or perhaps even perturb you? They certainly run counter to today’s typical “wisdom” about Darkness.   In the aftermath of the 2016 election, you may have heard a lot about these times being “dark”—and not at all the way Lao Tzu means. It’s become commonplace for […]

Freedom FROM— and Freedom TO—

Freedom FROM— and Freedom TO—

Every July 4th, I hear fireworks go off outside my window. My cats relive their annual disgruntlement at the disturbing random noises and retreat to the bedroom in silent protest. But in my mind, the neighborhood’s yearly snaps, pops and BOOMS are always overlaid with a sense of exuberance and exultation, for to me they […]