Category: Spirituality

Looking Inward

The morning stillness is broken only by the gentle sound of raindrops falling through the forest leaves, this soothing white noise becomes the center of focus. A blanket of thick fog adds to the ethereal moment; thoughts wander and drift

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Unforeseen Consequences

A North Carolina City Council votes to expand provisions of their non-discrimination ordnance; the State Legislature and Governor seize that opportunity to strip NC citizens of protections granted to them as employees decades and smokescreen  their actions with a portion

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One Human Family

National Geographic’s Genographic Project’s DNA study claims that all women on this planet can trace their heritage back to a single woman that lived in Africa over 150,000 years ago. On the male side of the human family, a single

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The Story of God

It probably began when man first gazed up at the sky and realized that there must be something greater than himself; that maybe, just maybe among all those points of light in the night sky order must exist and a

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Quieting the Noise

Noise surrounds us as human beings whether the source is external or internal, this din is often our constant companion. We surround ourselves with man-made noise; telephones, televisions, radios, computers, machines, automobiles and a hundred inventions intended to make our

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A Story by Rumi

Rumi was a 13th Century poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi Mystic whose followers former the Mewlewi Sufi Order, a group known by most of the world as the Whirling Dervishes. The process of turning, spinning with deliberate purpose,

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Spirit of the Holidays

The Christmas Holiday Season means different things to different people depending upon individual religious or spiritual affiliations and beliefs. It is a season which tends to bring out the best attributes of the human race; love, compassion, generosity and spiritual

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A Gratitude Dinner

It was a gathering of friends for food and fellowship celebrating gratitude in the true spirit of Thanksgiving. But there was more here than perfectly roasted turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy and homemade pies; there was

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The Meaning of Life

It’s the age old question; what is the meaning of life, why am I here and what is my purpose? Every human being has posed that question either internally in moments of silent contemplation or externally in conversation with others

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“The Little Self”

In Paul Twitchell’s book, Stranger by the River, a Spiritual Master is sharing his wisdom with a student on the bank of a great river. “Ah, you seek the higher self” the Master said to his pupil before speaking of

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