Use Your Inside Voice

A few years back it was popular for parents to remind their children to be quiet by saying: “Johnny, use your inside voice!” Back in the old days children were to be seen and not heard. So it was an improvement when parents started to remind their children to keep the decibel level down so [Read More...]

Courage to Answer the Question

One of the turning points in my life came out of the mouths of babes, in this case my four-year-old daughter. “Who’s Jesus,” she said. Interesting question, I thought. And difficult at the time for me to answer as neither myself nor my wife Deborah attended a church in those days. So, to answer her [Read More...]

The Crosswalk of Life

The other day when I was driving through one of the main intersections in town I spotted three people making their way through a crosswalk. They caught my attention because one of them was a man in a wheelchair. The crosswalk was a bit tricky to navigate because he had to first cross a small [Read More...]

The Power of Saying “Yes”

Have you ever wanted something – REALLY wanted something! – but, when it was placed before you there was a moment of hesitation before you accepted it? It’s happened to me. It seems that many of us have a problem saying “yes.” We can be so focused on needing something in our lives that when [Read More...]

Walking the Road to Creativity

With spring in the air, many of us are taking time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. And it may be that there is good reason to do just that. I came across a study recently that made me think about a common phrase we often hear in New Thought circles: pray and move [Read More...]

One Mind, One Earth

There is an old Spike Milligan poem which tells the tale of a little girl who upon learning that the world is round and is spinning, calls out to her dad: “it makes me feel quite giddy.” I like that poem because it reminds me that we are all very small, and that as generation [Read More...]

Sacrifice Nothing

In the opening sequence of the 1960s TV show Star Trek the voice over said: “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” It takes a certain kind of determined mind to take on such a task. Some might consider it arrogance, but when we think about anything great that has ever been accomplished [Read More...]

The Value of Failure

When people wear the green in celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, perhaps they should consider whether the name of this favourite of holidays really should be Patrick. One could almost argue that it could equally be Palagius Day – the name of a relatively obscure Celtic ascetic who was stirring up [Read More...]

Look to Ukraine

For the last 10 days now the world’s eyes have been on Ukraine. And in the eye of that storm has been a spiritual community with a special heart that is gifting the world with a new vision. Barbara Leger leads the Temenos Center for Self-Realization, and during this tense period this Centre for Spiritual [Read More...]

Sharing Consciousness One Day at a Time

The other day when I was in Atlanta, I was approached by a panhandler and as always, I paused for thought. These are moments when we get to consider what we believe, and how we wish to apply it in our lives. Some people approach the situation from the standpoint of personal responsibility – as [Read More...]


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