Circumstances are like carpets – keep them below, not above
May18

Circumstances are like carpets – keep them below, not above

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by our circumstances. Not being able to respond appropriately to them, we may even feel as…

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The stars continue to shine even if we can’t see them
Apr12

The stars continue to shine even if we can’t see them

Stars brighten and beautify the night-sky. But when thick clouds darken the sky, we can’t see the stars, though we know with…

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The usage “spirit of matter” is an oxymoron that points to an ox and a moron
Dec11

The usage “spirit of matter” is an oxymoron that points to an ox and a moron

An oxymoron is a literary device in which contradictory words are placed together to convey a deeper meaning. The usage …

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When we make the sea our ground, how can we avoid being moved around?
Jul02

When we make the sea our ground, how can we avoid being moved around?

When we stand on solid ground, the steadiness underneath us gives a sense of safety. In contrast, when we stand on a...

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Don’t eternalize the present; contextualize it
Oct23

Don’t eternalize the present; contextualize it

When we face problems, they sometimes overwhelm us so much that we can’t think of anything else. We feel as if the problem …

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Checked, but never checkmated
Jul01

Checked, but never checkmated

Practicing spiritual life in the material world is challenging. This challenge exists at all times because materialism…

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