The Deception of the Pursuit of Happiness

The Deception of the Pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The origin of happiness and how to attain it has been debated and pontificated since the dawn of civilization. Some of the greatest of minds throughout history have weighed in on the elusive nature of happiness in the human experience, yet there isn’t a universal…

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The Empathy Shortage

The Empathy Shortage

“Empathy is the most mysterious transaction that the human soul can have, and it’s accessible to all of us, but we have to give ourselves the opportunity to identify, to plunge ourselves in a story where we see the world from the bottom up or through another’s eyes or heart.” – Sue Monk Kidd The axiom to “Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” is a cliche worn with repetition that deserves to be revitalized in today’s world more than…

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Following the Beat and Rhythm of Your Heart

Following the Beat and Rhythm of Your Heart

When you finish reading this sentence, I want you to close your eyes, press your hand to your heart, and begin to focus your consciousness on its beat for ten seconds. Did you hear and feel it? The steady, faithful beat of your heart is the drum that creates a unique rhythm that only you can dance to. It was the first sound to be born from your existence within the womb; it is the metronome of your life until…

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The Unpaved Path

The Unpaved Path

The path we walk is not paved, but it leads to a great, mighty city full of all of our hopes and dreams. Is it not worth the journey? To toil; blistered feet; the sun beating on our brow; the taste of our own sweat the only reward for our hard work. Do you see the end or do you just feel the pain? We grit our teeth; we drag our feet; we give another mile when we thought we…

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Making Sense of Chaos

Making Sense of Chaos

The statement that the world is in chaos is one that probably resonates with most people. The energy that is permeating the planet is disrupting old systems and ways of thinking — much to the dismay and comfort of many. As people try to cling to a bygone paradigm, the true colors of their hearts are bursting forth in a kaleidoscope of racism, sexism, violence, bigotry, and hatred. The spiritual battle that’s taking place is marring the landscape of society…

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