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    Posted: 6 years 22 weeks ago
    My Life’s Creed Part 1 1) Unlocking an inner portal--- my conscious awareness of being, an openness to receive and share truth. 2) My love and blessings is what my soul radiates, my need to connect deeply with others in lasting friendships. 3) Sorting out my psychology from my soul’s identity (has been a very long study), by introspection, seeing as 3rd person and though spiritual practice, prayer. 4) My soul---who is the real me— remains entwined with body/mind— funneling spiritual...
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    Posted: 6 years 22 weeks ago
    On my way to and from the Northern California Redwoods, I stopped in San Francisco, which is basically my hometown. I spent 14 years of my life there. In general I don’t feel particularly nostalgic for this town I grew up in, though I do have a fascination for my past. Why? I see how it has shaped me psychologically and the negative feelings and resentments from my childhood have caused me quite a bit of difficulty in my spiritual practice. It is a two edged sword, first helping me come to...
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    Posted: 6 years 22 weeks ago
    Living in the country has really made the seasons much more alive for me. Yet this year in particular I have become powerfully aware of the deep feeling of spring. For this whole month there has been a perceivable change in the earth that I felt---a kind of knowing from a feeling level. The loud and excited chirping of the birds is an obvious physical and observable sign that something big is changing. What is new for me this year is that I could almost "hear" the earth's excitement, like...
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    Posted: 6 years 24 weeks ago
    This morning I was listening to one of Prabhupada’s first lectures in New York City where he described the four miseries of life (birth, old age, disease and death) in a different way then I am used to. He described them as the 4 difficulties or the 4 imperfections. The word imperfection really got my attention. (Funny, because I have listened to these lectures many times.) I have noticed over the years that everyone has their gut level attractions and repulsions. From my material or false ego...
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    Posted: 6 years 25 weeks ago
    I have been working in a close friend's New Age store for the last 3 months in Winston-Salem. After having been semi-retired for the last four years without working outside our home, I realized I needed more interaction with others. My desire coincided with their need for someone to run the store while they were traveling to India for pilgrimage. They had a need, and I had a need. I expressed it to them, and then we could see Krishna behind this perfect arrangement. This reminds me of an...
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