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By Cindy Black / May 24, 2010 /

What if you are a seeker without a guide? The groundswell of wanting to know, of needing to know, of wanting to mix only with that which is Divine – hearing a constant commentary in your inner ear of what is right, what is wrong, what is real and not, what is Divine and not.…

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Words of Wisdom

By Cindy Black / May 22, 2010 /

“I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions – not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation of something I do not…

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My Health Care Debate

By Cindy Black / March 22, 2010 /

My mind is foggy, will I laze on the couch or go for a walk? I am hungry for something sweet, will I grab a candy bar that I believe is not really good for me but a part of me likes, or will I find a piece of fruit that I believe is better…

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Overview of the Quest

By Cindy Black / March 18, 2010 /

He who stands on the threshold of this Path is about to commence the last and greatest journey of all, one which he will continue to the end of his days. Once begun, there is no turning back or deserting it, except temporarily. – Paul Brunton, from the Notebooks of Paul Brunton Available at Larson…

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Iron Tiger

By Cindy Black / February 12, 2010 /

February 14, 2010 marks both the Chinese and Tibetan New Year: The Year of the Iron Tiger. Wondering what it means? Me too. So, I searched around and found the most complete assessment and explanation at the Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar. I hope you enjoy the post as much as I did. Seems like this is going…

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Tao Te Ching

By Cindy Black / February 8, 2010 /

Tao Te Ching Eight The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so it is like the Tao. In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle…

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Consistency is Over-Rated

By Cindy Black / January 29, 2010 /

That is my thought today as I reflect on how long it’s been since my last post. I have been imagining myself at confession, “Forgive me, it has been 16 days since my last post…” Sometimes it seems all I can do is inhale. After 16 days of inhaling, you’d think it would be time…

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Digging for Gold

By Cindy Black / December 31, 2009 /

This morning I realized that improvements are made only to that which is faulty. For years I’ve had my inner vision focused on my faults. I have constantly pushed myself to transform into a better person. This is an exhausting road. It is the caged hamster running for its life on the exercise wheel and…

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By Cindy Black / December 16, 2009 /

Looking into the sunrise, you might notice that the exact place where the Sun rises is different each day. It seems to us that the Sun tracks North to South along the Eastern horizon as we move through our seasons, Winter to Summer and back again. Today, it has been a year since the Sun…

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Searching for Heaven

By Cindy Black / November 10, 2009 /

I was flying at 30, 000 feet to see a friend who was dying. I tried to think of something useful to say to her, I realized I was up in the sky, where Heaven is supposed to be. Then I realized that during all my flying, all the pictures from the moon, the Hubble…

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