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Under pressure I can see things very clear…..  Once you find that peace, that place of peace and quiet, harmony and confidence, that’s when you start playing your best……  (1)    —Roger Federer For years, decades, I congratulated myself on perfect 20/20 vision.  Then at some point I discovered my vision, all these years, has been…

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  The word “monotheism” has experienced some disrepute among recent theologians and secular philosophers.  Nevertheless, H. Richard Niebuhr gave this old term “monotheism” some new life in his breakthrough book Radical Monotheism and Western Culture. Too often overlooked is Niebuhr’s insight that the word “God” in biblical writings does not point to “a being,” but…

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Sport and religious practice both embrace ordeal in the service of illumination and freedom. By consciously transforming pain into delight, the athlete begins to awaken to the inner presence of which the world is not the master. * – Michael Clarkson The athlete and the ascetic both seek to escape the confinement of the world…

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It should not surprise us that history has honored Moses and his descendants of rule-writing companions.  If realism is your master context, these old rules still breathe deep common sense.  Here is my 21st Century wording of the classical Ten Commandments as listed in Exodus 20: 1. You shall not devote your life to any reality more than…

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“Is it possible to know the Unknowable? Why bother? Is it possible for me personally to know the Unknowable? Why bother? Is it possible for me to personally know and nurture a conscious relationship with the Unknowable Ultimate Reality? Why bother?” – Amanda Storywarrior   For the past couple of years, my grandparents and I have…

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Moving Out of My Mind The athlete in championship form has a quiet place within herself. There is a center that must be known and held. Unless this center is found, the turmoil will destroy us. * – Joseph Campbell I am moving. Moving can be a traumatic act. Apart from the advertising creations of…

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Our job as prophets of Reality, as teachers of religion and ethics, as aware persons of our profound humanness is to tell the truth.  We just tell the truth as we see it; the truth we genuinely believe has been shown to us by that Final Reality that baffles us as it also informs us. …

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The Danger Zone – The Comfort Zone Be always restless, unsatisfied, unconforming.  Whenever a habit becomes convenient, smash it!  The greatest sin of all is satisfaction. * – Nikos Kazantzakis Is it true that “The meaning of life is consumption?” Are we to believe that at the end of life “The one with the most…

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