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Handling Confrontation With Grace

photo credit: AnyaLogic Here are some suggestions for dealing with someone who is angry or resistant, especially if they are reacting in a seemingly unreasonable or irrational way: 1. Rather than react defensively, find the grain of truth in their argument and acknowledge it. More than likely there will be something true in what they say, even if the majority of what they say does

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My Self, Revealed

photo credit: ePi.Longo This morning, while doing a qigong breathing exercise during my morning practice, I suddenly visualized a blinding beacon of light penetrating me deeply through my closed eyes. It lit up my mind – my whole self felt on fire with light. My first immediate thought was, “No wonder I’ve been so judgmental of myself lately! With all this supernatural light my every

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Acquiring a Daily Habit of Presence

(Thanks, Tracy, for inspiring this post with your comments on “Letting Go Of Our Need To Know” December 13, 2009.) Our human need to know, that incessant internal harangue that goes on inside the mind and insists on an explanation for everything is one of the victim ego’s more insidious ploys for keeping us distracted and disconnected from the present moment! The only help I’ve

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Getting Old: It’s Inevitable, or Is It?

photo credit: Laris.Sa* I have a hypothesis about “getting old.” I think this phenomenon of aging which most of us believe is normal and inevitable may, in fact, not be inevitable at all! As we get older we look around at the majority of our friends and family and witness them, like us, going through dramatic (and unpleasant) body changes. We put on pounds and

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What is Daily Practice?

 h.koppdelaney On the surface, purely for description sake, what I do every day and call my daily practice can be said to be a combination of prayer, inspirational reading, yoga and qigong. But these words are empty. They do not convey more than an outline, if that, of what goes on for me during those sacred times each day. More accurately, but still limited by

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