Styles of Meditation

Styles of Meditation

Meditation is practiced in cultures all over the world. Although the practice has ties to many different religious teachings, meditation is less about faith and more about freeing oneself from inner conflict, becoming aware and achieving peace. Meditation continues to...

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Hospice and Creativity

Hospice and Creativity

Creativity is the ability to produce or use new and unusual ideas in original and productive ways. Every volunteer and professional involved with hospice and hospice care participates in the support of the hospice patient, their family and friends, relying on their...

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Where Do You Turn

Where Do You Turn

Where do you turn, what road do you follow When there is no map to guide you? Turn to the sun each morning, rest at mid-day And follow it to twilight; there is no surer way.

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Death in 2020 – 21

Death in 2020 – 21

Does death seek us out Impatient, intolerant of our delay A lunar eclipse, blocking the sun Creating its own shadow? Does death wait for us Pausing at the edge of the wood Bathed in cooling shade Watching, calm, compassionate? Surely, the world of COVID, The world of...

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Tales of a Black Cat on Hallow’s Eve

Tales of a Black Cat on Hallow’s Eve

My name is Robbie. I’m a black cat with green eyes. Most of the year, I live quietly and peaceably enough. Imagine what it’s been like for me, though, these past 12 years on All Hallow’s Eve, assigned to this life as a black cat with green eyes. Try as I might to stay...

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Death is Our Teacher

Death is Our Teacher

The important things are not world peace, an end to hunger and poverty, or other issues affecting billions of people. The important things are the smile I'm sure I saw as you waited for me, the honey bee finding just the right flower, and the butterfly just emerging....

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Emergence

Emergence

I don’t see the days go by Passing with them, alone The morning dawn and day’s end dusk are of a piece now, bookmarks of shadow Waiting on me The world is a quieter place No shops, no diners, people Hidden behind masks of fear ... There are no familiar faces now Only...

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Zoroasterian Prayer for Peace

Zoroasterian Prayer for Peace

In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression of faith that we all...

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A COVID Groundhog Day

A COVID Groundhog Day

It was time to emerge From a long slumber Check my shadow Then decide Shall it be Spring A longer slumber Returning to ground Another month of waiting I sought the horizon Gazed backward, then forward Searching out the shadows Of a lesser existence Death ahead, death...

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