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Wisdom from Ernest

“Life gives us the tools, but we have to use them.  It is from the mountaintop of spiritual communion that we receive the inspiration and we must keep the channel free and clear; we must provide a way for the ideas of Spirit to flow into our minds and out into what we are doing; and we must give our consent to them.  One part of the mind is already in heaven, for there is a place in you and in me that is above confusion and fear, no matter how disturbed our thoughts may be.  If we get quiet long enough and listen deeply enough, we shall hear.”  

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The Season for Connecting

As we move into another holiday season, Janice Marturano, founder of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, has some ideas for how mindfulness can transform your experience. It starts with asking yourself what is most important to you, and then consciously choosing the things to support that. Here’s what she says: For me, the answer to what was most important was to spend more time enjoying and nourishing the connections I have with family and friends, and to remember those in the society that I might be able to help enjoy the holidays a bit more. And my answer also recognized the need to have some spaciousness in my life to sit quietly and connect more deeply with myself, listening to the body, heart and spirit, as I reflect on the events of the past and enjoy the warmth and love of the present. The “shoulds” that don’t support making room for

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