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What Works For Me

A reader recently wrote that said she struggled with the “work/live” balance and asked me to let her know if I ever solved it. Many face the same challenge. I have for most of my life.¬†Here is my reply to … Continue reading

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Two Views of Wisdom

“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two life moves.” –Nisargadatta Maharaj (Source: Online Wellness Network) I prefer to believe that wisdom is knowing that we are love, and it’s the material … Continue reading

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Breakthrough!

Breakthrough! By Russ Towne Darkness dominates. It starts with a faint glow. Patient. Persistent. Chipping away. Lightens. Brightens. Until only a wisp remains To hold it back. Then that too dissolves. Breakthrough! — Is the above a description of: The … Continue reading

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Love takes off masks that we fear we can’t live without and know that we can’t live within.” –James Arthur Baldwin Source: tinybuddha

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Perfect Moments

The longer I live the more I become convinced that I can either focus on how imperfect life is or on filling my life with perfect moments. Russ Towne

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Knowing How To Live

“As soon as you trust yourself you will know how to live.” –Goethe As seen at http://www.facebook.com/#!/tinybuddha That has proven true for me, and trusting myself was both a lot harder and easier than I thought. I had to surrender … Continue reading

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“I Wouldn’t Have Missed A Minute”

I saw the following at http://www.mikeysfunnies.com. It touched me and I believe it will touch you too. It is about a special woman who lost a wonderful dog who had helped her learn to walk and live again. Russ HEALING … Continue reading

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A Simple Act

When I was in my late teens I thought I was having a heart attack but it proved to be a collapsed lung instead. The doctors said the lung might heal itself. It didn’t. It was like a balloon with … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness For My Failures

“Live the life you’d dare to live if you knew you could not fail.” –R.B. Brooke I like the intent and message of this quote. And, I think a life that never involved failing would rapidly prove dull and lifeless. … Continue reading

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To Live In The Presence of Great Truths

“To live in the presence of great truths, to be dealing with eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals, that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises … Continue reading

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