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Conscious Suffering is Good

Have you ever noticed that spiritual individuals embrace the same kind of suffering all the rest of us are trying to escape? We all suffer when a loved one dies, or we get ill, or hungry, or run out of … Continue reading

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Learning the piano and spiritual transformation

In the 1970s, a book called Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance captured America’s attention. Basically, it showed how universal laws operated equally in a person’s approach to learning these apparently different human endeavors. Scientist/theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg, as well … Continue reading

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Who creates the best smiles – a dentist or a church?

While I was sitting in the dentist’s waiting room the other day, feeling the need to find something to occupy my brain, I reached over for a brochure on the table next to me. It was a brochure designed to … Continue reading

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