Hang On to the Threads

Open Windows May 2018 Oakland, CA “The Way we live opens windows….” – Hafiz Hang On to the Threads We may carefully construct our morning routines, and it may work well for getting our days started on the right track. But what happens when through some accident or emergency, we are unable to take even …

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Find Your Unique Hook

Open Windows March 2018 Oakland, California Cool and Rainy “The Way we live opens windows….” – Hafiz Find Your Unique Hook “I believe that all of us are looking for a Way to live which opens the windows of our hearts and souls in this incompatible digital age. We want to find a Way which …

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What is the Next Step?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Open Windows. Living with Integrity, intelligence and compassion Gujarat, India February, 2018 “The way we live opens windows …..” “Float, don’t swim” – Rahul Patel Today I woke up without the slightest idea of what I “should” do. Yes, I had a list on my calendar, but, since January 1, I have given …

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The Power of Play

Here we are at 2018, wondering what we should aim for in the coming year. In the mornings I spend some time in conversation with my Soul, and this morning I asked, “What would you like for me to accomplish in 2018?” “Are you playing enough?” came the answer. “What you call Work should be …

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Too many habits?

  Open Windows: Living with Energy, Meaning and Purpose Oakland, California Cool and Sunny, November 29, 2017 The way we live opens windows and calls in a secret voice to anything still missing.” Too Many Habits? “I have too many habits!” said my friend as we drove to a practice group meeting for people learning …

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From Craving to Commitment

Back in the days when I was still in college and converting to Catholicism, I gathered the impression from my reading that I should deny all desires. Desire, or “craving” in Buddhist thought, was not only the root of all evil, it was evil itself. I dutifully disciplined myself to ignore anything I might like, …

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Jozai Senjo, Always Ready!

Last month I talked about growing new leaves on our Soul-tree. But growing new leaves isn’t always easy, and sometimes our painstakingly tended branches may be clipped off our tree by unforeseen events. The Divine Gardener may have a different plan about how our Soul-tree will flourish. Often we do not see the great Pruning …

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Growing New Leaves

“I’m so vulnerable. I have no self-confidence and I cry all the time for no reason.” Tears filled the eyes of the young woman with long brown hair and plastic-rimmed glasses hiding her child-like blue eyes. We were at a retreat in Marin County in Northern California, where we were exploring “Transparent Communication.” This person …

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