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A Call to Prayer

It is the combination, the mixture, the juxtaposition of all the pieces that gets the mind, spirit and soul racing. You hear the call to prayer from the loudspeakers. It is beautiful and compelling. You see the flag waving in the breeze. Red. Crescent moon. Star. You see the crystal clear blue water. The steps […]

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The Five Decisions

We sat around the table at a restaurant overlooking the aegean sea. The Turkish riviera. We just flew in from Istanbul after flying in to Istanbul from the airport a hour away from Capadocia. What a day. How do you end up anywhere. How did it exactly happen. Why us. Why here. Decisions of a […]

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Maybe That is Why I Love the Rain

The rain came down in buckets. It was exquisite. The sky just opened up and sheets of water kept falling. The ground got super soaked. The pool became an eternity pool. The flowers turned their brightest colors. And then, suddenly, it stopped. The sky became empty of rain. Do you remember the first heavy rain. […]

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The Seriousness of a Silent Moment

Can you sit in silence. Can you just let your mind wander aimlessly. Not trying to figure anything out or resolve any issue. Just sit in silence and take it all in. The exquisite moment. Do you appreciate that that silent moment will never be again. You just being with you. No noise. No chatter. […]

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What is the Lesson of Your Life?

So here we are. Back at that college class of your life. The textbook was purchased. The classes were attended. You studied as best as you could. In fact, the class was well attended. The final exam was rough though. The final exam was one question. In bold print at the top of the page. […]

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The Summers Were Longer Back Then

What do you miss most. What do you long for the most. It usually is something so simple. So elementary. The good humor ice cream truck coming around the corner on a summer afternoon. The summers were longer back then. We always yelled to our mom that we heard the ice cream truck and begged […]

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Gratitude

The underdog. The left behind. The last chosen. The different from the others one. The unique one. The special one. Protect them. Defend them. Give them an opportunity. Show them that they matter just as they are. They are the ones who make the difference. They are the ones who shine in colors that we […]

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When the Doing is Done

The return That’s what he called it. The return. That moment in a life when the doing was done. The acquiring was enough. The being away from the ones you care about the most has taken its course. It is time for the return. Return to being and not always doing. It has been said […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

The day after he died everyone went back to work. The day after he died everyone did all the things they did the day before he died. Yet he took the burden of the day on his shoulders every day as if it wouldn’t go on unless he was there. He managed a milk dairy. […]

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Harmony

Harmony. That is the essence of what you should be seeking in your day and life. In the life of your family. Harmony. It is not merely musical in nature. Harmony in the gentle hum of a balanced life. Whatever you are doing today…meditating or jogging or spending time with friends and family…or working…find the […]

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