Category Archives: Helpful Ideas

Beyond the Dream of a White Christmas

Fantasies of “White Christmases, just like the ones we used to know,” are everywhere. Each of us raised in and around the climate of Christmas Celebrations is susceptible to feeling harassed by the memories, both good and bad, of Christmas … Continue reading

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Kindness Begins with a Thought

A movement encouraging “random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” began in the 1980’s in response to a series of events that were characterized as “random acts of violence and senseless acts of cruelty.” Suddenly it was “hip” … Continue reading

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Who’s to Blame?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just point out who the “bad guy” is and let them know what they’ve done wrong, let them know that it is their fault, and then they change? Wow! Then the world would … Continue reading

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Solutions to Problems are Proof of God

When we find ourselves frustrated, agitated or irritated, we have stopped learning and stopped understanding. We’ve become intent upon a particular way of looking at something, and have closed our minds to learning. Healthy existence is continuously open to learning. … Continue reading

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The Light Within the Dark

Light is born into darkness. The darkness cannot see the light. The light, unseen, seems to be part of the darkness. When Light becomes aware of itself, the dark disappears. If children were judged by how much they knew when … Continue reading

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In Search of the Holidays

The fact we are unhappy when we attempt to be “happy” by partaking in “happy holiday festivities” points to our mental health. Within our awareness is the uncomfortable realization that we are participating in a fantasy. Continue reading

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Fear is the beginning of wisdom

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. . . The media is filled with frightening information. Violence and threats of violence are everywhere. The economy is struggling. Our leaders seem … Continue reading

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