Forks in the Road

A dirt path forking at the edge of a wood

Yogi Berra once famously said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Sound advice. But seriously, there is something profound attached to these moments where we can go right or left, and we choose, and in doing so, change the course of our lives.

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A Good Death

Fading hydrangea flower

Glenn Koller October 18, 2015 A good death. A good death. To me, that sounds a bit oxymoronic – kinda like “a terrific IRS audit,” or “a great hole in the head.” Perhaps if I parse this out, it will bring clarity to what is meant by “a good death.” I more than agree with Woody Allen who said that […]

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Prophecy

Papercut of the Mayan calendar projected on sidewalk

Though we may not be able to fulfill the all encompassing role of “prophet,” we do have a prophetic role in each other’s lives . . . it is our challenge to tune into ourselves, to connect with one another as deeply as we dare and to never settle for the fool’s gold of perfection. We have the ability to guide and bear witness to each other and lead each other into layers of life that we could never have accessed working alone.

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Prophecy

Though we may not be able to fulfill the all encompassing role of “prophet”, we do have a prophetic role in each other’s lives . . . it is our challenge to tune into ourselves, to connect with one another as deeply as we dare and to never settle for the fool’s gold of perfection. We have the ability to guide and bear witness to each other and lead each other into layers of life that we could never have accessed working alone.

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Friends, an Anchor in Our Search

David Stewart

My call to you this Sunday is to think about the friendships you have had and how they have enriched your life, how they have helped you on your spiritual journey. Reflect on those in your life that have helped make the good times and the challenging times more blessed. I encourage you to reach out to those who have made an impact in our lives and let them know. If you still can, thank them with a kind note or an extra hug. Relish these old friends that you can afford to be stupid with. Consciously make room in our ever-crowded, busy, hectic and sometimes too comfortable lives for new friends.

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Happiness – Is it really a choice?

A woman with colorful striped socks sitting on steps with "Don't worry be happy" written in colorful chalk on the steps.

Glenn Koller

All of this teaches me, at least, two lessons. First, I believe that a general aura of happiness is not entirely in my control and I have to come to grips with that. Second, I have to look for even the small things in everyday life that can be triggers for equivalent or disproportionate reactions of happiness. I’m workin’ on it!

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Happiness

2 marchers in a Pride parade with the sign "And they lived happily ever after"

Paul Payne

It’s an ongoing spiritual practice for me that I sometimes forget, but when I do become conscious of the process and change my perspective, even slightly, I often notice an increase in my happiness.

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