Tag Archives: spirituality

The Big “S”

Many spiritual teachers and transpersonal psychologists, some philosophers, and of course others, distinguish between the higher vs. lower self—what some simply call Self vs. self.  Unless you were born into an elevated state of enlightenment, like an avatar, (supposedly a handful or so babies in every generation actually are), you quickly began to develop an […]

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Falling Gracefully

About a month ago my wife Ruth fell hard (while running with our dog)—and despite considerable knee swelling and pain, she has responded gracefully.  Ruth’s attitude has been “that’s what God gave me for now, so I’ll be with it and use my healing time well.”   During the month she has valued her quiet time […]

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Becoming Less to Be More

As Founder/Coordinator of the forthcoming Whole Man Expo, I want to continue my recent series of blogs about the concept of “wholeness.” For those who can relate to this rather esoteric term, wholeness usually conjures up a sense of a well-balanced person.  Many people focus on a range of skills/talents and resulting achievements.  Others think […]

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Pickles, Prunes and Papas

After chuckling at the Pickles comic strip (by Brian Crane) in the Sunday, April  10, 2011 edition of the Denver Post, I immediately knew that I had blog material.  In that comic an elderly man is informing his young grandson that prunes are actually dried plums, just as raisins are merely dried-up grapes.  His grandson […]

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Sneak Previews

By design, our anthology is rich with highly diverse stories of the colorful lives of its contributing authors.  Periodically, I will share some “flavor” of several disparate stories, so as to provide a “sneak preview” of Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Lives:  Defining Moments. Probably our most intense story is one I co-authored with Sam Fireman, who […]

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