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Being the Change – How to Unblock Your Creative Potential

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ―Pablo Picasso Note: An updated and improved version of this essay has been posted here. All human beings are creative by nature. Young children … Continue reading

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The Way of Zen – Wisdom, Compassion & Mindfulness

“Smile, breathe and go slowly. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Much has been written about Zen, but there are 3 essentials that are especially important. These insights … Continue reading

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How We Participate in the Creative Life of the Universe

“If you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. … Continue reading

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The Creative Matrix: Awakening to Find Ourselves Home

“We do not live on the Earth, we are a part of how the Earth lives.” ~David Richo~ Everything we need is right here NOW, as we learn to cherish the gift of Life, the Living Presence that holds us in … Continue reading

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Children of a Creative Universe

“We are stardust, we are golden.” ~Joni Mitchell “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the … Continue reading

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The Way of Nature

 “Control the mind. Attain one-pointedness. Then the harmony of heaven will come down and dwell in you. You will be radiant with life. You will rest in Tao.” ~Chuang Tzu A core idea of Taoist philosophy is that the only way to experience … Continue reading

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Spiritual by Nature: How Solar Energy Animates Life

Spirit (noun) \ˈspir-ət\ : 1) the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power, 2) the inner quality or nature of a person, 3) soul, spiritual self. Does modern Western science provide support for … Continue reading

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Children Need to Be Free to Learn

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ~Socrates Children are born to be curious, sociable, skillful, joyful and empathetic. Their minds are creative and flexible, their hearts trusting and open. They come into the … Continue reading

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Remembering Hiroshima: Reflections on the Nuclear Age

August 6th marks the the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. On August 8, 1945, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki City. To commemorate these tragedies, the Japanese people hold moments of silence, pray for those who died … Continue reading

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Awakening Within The Dream

“Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream. I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been. To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has … Continue reading

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