Open-Minded or Wishful Thinking?

“There is a difference between having an open mind and believing something because we want it to be true.” When I heard that on NPR I had to pull over to write it down. It is imperative that we keep an open mind when we live a life that is based on thinking positively. Circumstances [Read More...]

The Power of Resistance

One of the most subtle ways that we get in the way of ourselves is to resist the change that we want to see.   It’s easy to recall Ernest Holmes’ mantra “change your thinking, change your life” when we’re in the midst of moving ourselves forward into a new level of consciousness, but the [Read More...]

Will You Be My Valentine?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Thanks to mass marketing wanting us to believe everyone should be in a fairy tale relationship, February 14 can mean expectations from those in relationships and gloom for singles. Someone told me that Valentine’s Day doesn’t matter because “it is just a made-up holiday” and, therefore, we really [Read More...]

Love is a Verb

When I was a little boy my mother used to sit down with me a few days before Valentine’s Day and help me make up my list of classmates. She told me it was very important that I not leave anyone out, because everyone was deserving of love and there was no limit on it. [Read More...]

SEASON FOR PEACE & NONVIOLENCE, by DR. NIRVANA REGINALD GAYLE

We are now in the midst of the Season for Peace & Nonviolence. It begins with the anniversary of the assassination of Mahatmas Gandhi on January 30th and ends with the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4th. The season is meant to highlight the value and importance of living [Read More...]

Are You Content or Complacent?

There are an unlimited number of advertisers vying for our attention. Many of these suggest that if we look like, smell like or sound like the digitally-enhanced and airbrushed models in the ads our lives will be complete. It’s a marketing ploy that says, “If you have this (whatever this is), you’ll be happy,” even [Read More...]

Mind and Addiction

This past week, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his home, reportedly with a needle in his arm and evidence indicating he had suffered a heroin overdose. By the time this blog is posted, many details and more will probably be confirmed, but it was a sad ending for a man who, by [Read More...]

Snarky, Snide and Sarcastic

We all have our unique ways of expressing ourselves. We can also make ourselves pretty miserable trying to get others to express themselves the same way. Ashleigh Brilliant once wrote that “I need a map of your mind to avoid the most dangerous areas.” Wouldn’t that be helpful! Some people have a very off-the-wall sense [Read More...]

How to Use It

For the last few weeks we’ve been exploring the introductory chapters of the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes. We know what “It” is, we know how “It” works, but now we’re down to the nitty gritty: how exactly are we to use this Thing. When people approach me about a change they want to [Read More...]

Les Mis Finale Through New Thought Ears

What is it that opens your heart? For me, often the answer is music. There are some melodies that are hauntingly beautiful. When they are accompanied by exquisite harmonies and inspiring lyrics, that music opens the floodgates of my heart and touches something deep inside my soul. I see evidence in our community that I [Read More...]


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