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The argument against forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive? The way I see it, it doesn’t mean anything. In fact, I find the concept of forgiveness something extraneous, confusing and downright meaningless. The widely used notion of forgiveness comes from the Judeo-Christian tradition. … Continue reading

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Poem

The Guesthouse by Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they … Continue reading

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Jim Dreaver on Freedom

At the level that most people relate to the notion of freedom, it means the freedom to express ourselves however wish: to choose our work or career, our friends, our politics, our religion, to choose where we live. Yet there … Continue reading

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Quotation on mindfulness

By being with yourself, by watching yourself in daily life With alert interest, With the intention to understand rather than to judge, In full acceptance of whatever may emerge, Because it is there, You encourage the deep to come to … Continue reading

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Meditation

I am not a meditation teacher – or any kind of teacher for that matter. However, I strongly believe that meditation is one of the most powerful tools for clarifying the mind, strengthening your sense of self, and increasing your … Continue reading

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Quotation of the weekend

“Silence is usually understood to be something negative, something empty, an absence of sound, of noises. This misunderstanding is prevalent because very few people have ever experienced silence. All that they have experienced in the name of silence is noiselessness. … Continue reading

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