Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Humility

“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.” Mahatma Gandhi What is humility? I asked that question of many people along my path and the best definition I have heard was, …

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I Don’t Know

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. Socrates   My whole life I always prided myself on having the answers to everyone’s questions regardless of the topic being discussed. I was so proud that I knew all there was to know about cars, travel, finances, real estate, fashion, food and more. I read …

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My Private Sanctuary

In walking meditation you are not walking to get anyplace. The challenge is to be fully with this step and with this breath.                                                       Kabat-Zinn – Wherever You Go There You Are   As a Rabbi, Spiritual Counselor and Sober Coach, I am frequently asked by congregants and clients how they can quiet down the voices and …

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Seeming to Be

It is remarkable how many people are caught in the “appearance web.” The need to appear to be has become greater than the need to just “be”, for some. Many of us will even give up our own happiness (or our chance at it) in order to keep “looking good” in the eyes of others. …

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Silence

What a strange power there is in silence. Ralph Waldo Emerson When we think of the word silence and all of its possible meanings, many uses may come to mind; Silence in language, gestures and symbols, in music, in debate, in law, in spirituality, commemorative silence and complete silence. Each of these has a power …

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