Scripture: The Dhammapada 252

It’s easy to see the faults of othersBut hard to see one’s own.One shifts out the faults of others like chaffBut conceals one’s own,As a cheat conceals a bad throw of the dice. Some of us are always finding fault with others, but never with ourselves. Psychologists tell us that very often the things that…

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Empaths and Spiritual Development

    An empath is someone who experiences some of the same emotions and feelings as others that are close to them. In some cases, this means those who are close to them physically and, in other cases, it means those they are close to emotionally. Some empaths feel many different emotions from others, but many only…

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Spiritual Symbols: Sea Shells

            Conch, and other sea shells, are often collected to use as decorations or as a souvenir of a beach vacation. Sea shells also have spiritual symbology. Generally, they are associated with the feminine side of life: birth, regeneration, marriage, fertility, etc. They also represent water, life and love. Shells represent the universal matrix, probably because…

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Is Ignorance Bliss?

“Ignorance is Bliss.” ~Thomas Gray “What you don’t know, can’t hurt you.”     These sayings are popular, but are they really true? I don’t think so. And I doubt that Thomas Gray, a Cambridge University professor, believed it either, at least not in general. These sayings originated as references to specific circumstances in which they may…

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