Bad Merlins

Years ago, hunkered down in a heavy conversation with a one-time friend about our spiritual peregrinations, we shared stories about making sense of uneasy and disconcerting experiences with some of our spiritual teachers. My friend called them “Bad Merlins” and the name has stuck. I have had teachers where we were not the best of […]

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“Let me remind you who you are”

I love Rob Brezny’s take on life. He is soulful, radical, playful, rowdy and, quite simply, a wordsmith who can light you up. He is inspiration from the word go. Rob Brezny makes me smile and glad to be human and oh-so hopeful. During these days of accelerated times, mind-boggling news cycles, sensory overload, caffeinated […]

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The Dalai Lama and the purpose of life

“The purpose of life is to increase the warm heart.   Think of other people. Serve other people sincerely. No cheating …” His Holiness The Dalai Lama And I don’t think the Dalai Lama would object to our wonderful four-legged friends as well. They certainly know how to increase the warm heart and comfort a weary […]

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Hardwired for connection

We cannot escape relationships. They are everywhere. They are the connective tissue of life. Friend, spouse, child, sibling, coworker, or neighbor, life is filled with relationships of varying dimensions, spheres of influence, and intensity. Each of us is a product of some kind of connection. In fact, we are born into Relationship 101, a.k.a. our […]

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