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The True Story of Thanksgiving

The following are excerpts from Richard Greener’s 2010 Huffington post essay The True Story of Thanksgiving. It turns out most of what Americans were taught in school was not true. If you plan to celebrate please give thanks for all the blessings … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Cultural Creatives

The following was written in 1997. It’s been almost 20 years since the idea of Cultural Creatives was introduced. With the rise of Internet social networks, Facebook, youtube and blogs are we now witnessing the dawning influence of this group, in the creation of … Continue reading

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President Obama Speaking at El Reno Prison (Full Transcript)

“The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, [but] we account for 25 percent of the world’s inmates. And that represents a huge surge since 1980… These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different … Continue reading

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Awakening from the Cult of Ignorance

“We were born to be free… to build things and grow our own food, develop our skills and be creative, not to lose ourselves in shopping, technology and mindless consumption. We are here to love and practice forgiveness, not to make war, seek revenge … Continue reading

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How Wisdom Awakens Us From Our Dreams

“People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore. Mindfulness helps you go home to the present.  Life is available only in the present.” ~ … 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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