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The walk alone

The walk alone

Time spent walking alone is the  time when we confront the shadow, and explore the world within.

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Are you living in a tribal bubble?

Our world is becoming dangerously fractured into tribal bubbles and we are losing our sense of a common humanity along the way. As our world becomes more globally connected on a digital level, there is a growing tendency to align with a "tribe" that thinks, dresses,...

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Nature and the Respect of the Sacred

Respect for that which is holy and sacred is closely aligned to respect for the self and self-love. It is telling for humanity that the sacred house in which we live is being treated with such lack of mindfulness. When you hike for hours along a country road you soon...

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Money for Notre Dame? A skewed debate

Why donate for a building when millions are going hungry? With almost a billion euros donated for the restoration of Notre Dame cathedral, which was almost destroyed by fire last week, the political moralists on the gallery are crying foul. France's super wealthy...

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Thoughts on Notre Dame

When a significant world heritage site such as the Notre Dame in Paris is in flames, a nerve is struck on a global level. The miracle of this tragedy is that the cathedral has once again survived. Every tragedy both on a personal and global level comes with a deeper...

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Walking alone

The ancient masters of all the great religions recommended time alone as a crucial means of discovering true self.

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Hate or Love: The language we speak

Much of social media has become a global ghetto-blaster of hate speech and vile language. We should not be surprised that deranged minds run amok with assault weapons in mosques, synagogues, churches and schools. The language we speak can either unite or divide. A...

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Beyond control

In one of my recent leadership workshops it soon became apparent that several participants were highly stressed out by external matters in their institution beyond their control. The result is a general feeling of helplessness, that, if not addressed, can lead to a...

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Choosing the right moment

There is a saying among the ancient Buddhist and Taoist sages that impermanence is a fact of life and most suffering is caused by attachment to that which has gone and is no more.

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Walls again?

Building walls is not the answer. The real challenge is to confront the inner walls built with the bricks of fear, the very distorted and colored perspective of the past and underlying prejudice.

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Dragon from the underground

While much of North America is experiencing Arctic temperatures we here on the island of Majorca are seeing the valleys below the Tramuntana mountains covered in the "snow"  of blooming almond trees that signal the  first signs of spring.   Chinese mythology compares...

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Yielding to Nature

Our ancestors and the ancient tribes were firmly entrenched in the philosophy of the yielding to the forces of nature as opposed to the modern mindset of conquering and extracting from the earth. On some of my lengthy hikes on the Camino in Spain, the routes...

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Leaving the comfort zone

We humans are creatures of habit and we need to train ourselves to remain adaptable to the cues of change that the universe is constantly sending us.

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