Honoring Anger with Peace

Honoring Anger with Peace

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Date : May 24, 2016

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds”-Bob Marley Redemption Song

 

I was in the middle of my five mile run when a late model SUV sped through the crosswalk while ignoring that I was about to run across the wide yellow lines.  I felt uncontrollable rage from my toes to the top of my receding hair line.  I was not trembling from fear, but from rage.  How can people be so insensitive and thoughtless?

I check inside and realize...

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Visiting Grief instead of Living in Loss

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Date : May 10, 2016

I recently turned sixty-five years old and am aware of my six plus decades’ existence on this planet.  Harry Truman was president when I was born and my parents drove a 1951 Ford with a wooden dash board.  I have had several losses during my time here that have been disruptive, numbing, sad and lengthy.  My father died suddenly when I was fifteen.  A little girl who my wife and I took care of was taken away by her aunt because of a dispute around parenting methods. She was my child without the...

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Overcoming Obstacles for Living in the Present

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Date : May 4, 2016

“Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life”-Prince Let’s Go Crazy

 

Living in the present allows you to focus on the here and now.  It creates a space where you can actually experience life.  If you worry about the future or dwell on past fears, you cannot live in the present.  Living in present time creates an opportunity for dreams to come true.  You can notice the warmth of the sun falling on your face; watch the ocean waves break...

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