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Gratitude or Yada-yada?

“In the teaching-learning situation, each one learns that giving and receiving are the same.”  -A Course in Miracles Today I was reminded of the quality of gratitude and how it manifests in Self and others.  The last few weeks, not really thinking about how or why I go through machinations of getting ready for the day, I began by just giving a nod and “no teeth-showing” smiles to everyone I saw; whether, on the train, at a traffic light, library, grocery store, a grumpy civic worker at code enforcement, and so on. Interestingly, more people responded with either a smile, greeting or quirky comment about the weather or something.  They...

Don’t Be Still My Heart

Anahata, the Heart Chakra (at the heart, upper chest and upper back) is at the core of our spirit. It is thought to be the pivot where wisdom and happiness balance. The place where all of the pain, disappointment and brokenness of our personal saga melds with compassion and boundless love. Anahata is our source of true inspiration with our destiny in tow. My travels are carrying me to many wonderful places and experiencing kind people from all over the globe. Many years I’d suffered with being so “heady” about life and the expectations about what my walk on the planet was to be. It was not until these later...