Category Archives: Spirtual Practice

Mercy

He has shown you what is good. … To act justly and to love mercy Micah 6:8 Mercy is in many ways the opposite of greed. Greed is taking all we can get, by law, by force, by whatever means. … Continue reading

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How Then Shall We Live?

The Bible tells the stories of Jesus’ miracle healings. We all love miracles. My cancer treatment was a miracle of sorts. It is now a year after the end of chemo. Not all cancer patients survive this long. The woman … Continue reading

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A Buddhist Cop’s Approach to Justice

It would be good if we had mindful, compassionate soldiers.  It is vital that we have compassionate, mindful public safety officers, AKA police officers.  Part of why our society is coming apart is that in too many places, the police … Continue reading

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A Mountain Too Far

Everything that ascends must converge. — Teilhard de Chardin The spiritual quest has been compared to climbing a mountain. Some question whether we are all climbing the same mountain. I don’t think this can be proven or disproven, but I … Continue reading

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Counting Reps

Counting breaths is a classic meditation technique. I meditate at least once a day, preferably twice. If nothing else, it helps with the nausea and acid reflux during chemotherapy. However, there is so much that needs to be done during … Continue reading

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Humility

Whatever you are doing will almost certainly become public, probably at a time and in a way that causes you maximum embarrassment. Forbes – July 10, 2013 Elsewhere someone stated that Mr. Market will move in such a way to … Continue reading

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Prologue

As mentioned in a previous post (A Curious Sort of Mindfulness), I am in the midst of a struggle with cancer. In November, a small amount of blood was found in my urine. Two CT Scans, an MRI, blood work beyond count, … Continue reading

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A Curious Sort of Mindfulness

I\’m in the midst of a low intensity medical emergency. In December I was diagnosed with bladder and kidney cancer. They were caught early so I enter treatment healthy. I\’ve had the first of two necessary surgeries. Within three days my … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet on Goals

Usually I\’d post a story about Warren Buffet on my financial blog, but Warren Buffett On Goals: If It’s Not The Most Important Thing, Avoid It At All Costs is not about money. It\’s about living your life, not someone else\’s or society\’s. … Continue reading

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Sam and Betty

At the University, there is a ledge really no more than a misplaced form when the concrete was poured. Birds have perched and deposited. Leaf litter has fallen, off the roof, and now there is a tree growing in this … Continue reading

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