Monthly Archives: December 2013

“My religion is kindness.” the Dalai Lama

While driving through a small city here in northern California a few weeks ago, I witnessed a simple scene:  a woman walked across the street in front of a car that had stopped at the cross walk.  The car had … Continue reading

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Alone during the holidays – and the holidays in community

Last night as I drove home from a wonderful  service of stories, carols, and candles, I saw a young-ish man walking alone, head down, on a city street.  He looked so lonely to me, although I don’t know anything about … Continue reading

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Soft eyes

Look at the world with soft eyes.  Practice alone, and then take your soft eyes into the world.  You know:   soft eyes are the eyes you use to look for the perfect picture, to gaze at a baby or a … Continue reading

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Respect and a shimmering love…

Whatever your faith, you can respect the faith of another when your faith leads to Love.  By whatever name you call Love, you can look for that Love in another person, whoever they may be. For this solstice, when light … Continue reading

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I couldn’t believe what I was seeing…

Waiting in traffic for the light to change, I didn’t realize my eyes were softly gazing at a black Mercedes, shiny black with darkened windows.  Although my eyes were softly gazing, the car registered in my mind.  “Nice car,” I … Continue reading

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How to show up and pay attention

An acquaintance told me about what she had experienced one day when she was waiting for a friend.  She’d driven to the friend’s neighborhood and parked her car.  Then she walked up the street to her friend’s house.  When she … Continue reading

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Don’t be attached to the outcome.

Show up.  Pay attention.  Tell the truth. Don’t be attached to the outcome. Now, this is a tough one!  “Don’t be attached to the outcome.”  In other words, do your part and let it go.  In other words, do your … Continue reading

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