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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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When is enough, enough

Happiness is a state of “Being” and not something to be achieved. Yet, we are bombarded daily with subliminal messages and images that feed our mind with the toxic message that one day you will be happy if you get that salary raise, can afford that house or buy that...

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Thought control? Hope springs

The Trump administration released the dire warning of its own climate scientists from 13 agencies during Thanksgiving, hoping it would be buried at a time when most people in the US are spending time with their families and eating Turkey. Trump told reporters that he...

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Abundance and gratitude

The rise of extremism in much of the western world comes at a time where there has never before in the history of mankind been so much material abundance which bodes the question why many people remain frustrated and angry. Obviously the comforts of the modern world...

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Mastering the Mundane

Sometimes political events starkly reveal the current nature of the collective mind. What is playing out in the current midterm elections in the United States is much related to a deeply suppressed shadow. The nation appears at the edge between two opposites of a...

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Climate: No time to lose

Two weeks ago the northeastern part of the Mediterranean island of Majorca was hit by a freak storm. Within a matter of hours the area was hit by so much rainfall that dry streams were soon flooded and a five-meter high wave swept away cars, bridges and buildings....

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Who are you?

Emotional and physical exhaustion is one of the scourges of the modern era. Depression is reaching almost epidemic proportions. You could very well say that the Western mind has lost its soul that has been entrapped by the temptations of immediate gratification. We...

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Gratitude

There is a saying that if you aren’t grateful for the things you have now, you will never be grateful for the things you are wishing for. Being grateful for what you already have is a key aspect of happiness. It is not about mumbling off five daily gratitudes like a...

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Go Slow To Go Far

One of the  many lessons learned walking the Camino in Spain is that you have to go slow to get far.  I must admit that I too get infected at times by the "bug" that bites many hikers on the Camino: Getting up in the early hours of the morning and racing ahead to the...

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Finding soul purpose on the Camino

I've just completed my walk on the Camino Portugues from Porto to Santiago, my mind still occupied with the many lasting impressions and chance meetings along the way. The Camino Portugues is one of the less well-known medieval pilgrimage routes that all end in the...

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Embrace Your Self

Embrace Your Self

When I watch an animal, like my dog Klara, I cannot but help think that we humans are just about the most disconnected species around. Animals are totally connected to their immediate environment, sniffing, smelling and using all their senses to imbibe the immediate...

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