Tag Archives: meditation

Essay: Living the Simple Life

“The greatest step toward a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”—Steve Maraboli “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”—Confucius “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” —Leonardo Da Vinci Dave Hood To live simply, we … Continue reading

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Article: Cultivating a Spiritual Life

By Dave Hood “To be spiritually literate, we need to embrace the world, believing that it is full of meanings which we can discover.”—Spiritual literacy A man strolls through the woods, listening to the birds chirping, the rustling of the … Continue reading

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Living in Peace

Dave Hood “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson. Violence permeates our popular culture, not peace. For instance, when we turn on the television or read the paper, we often … Continue reading

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Making Good Use of Leisure

By Dave Hood George Bernard Shaw once said, “The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” Leisure time is what a person does when not working, whether … Continue reading

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Memoir Essay: On Savoring the Moment

By Dave Hood “Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.”—George Herbert Several years ago, I went through one hell of a time. During that time, I learned a great deal about how to … Continue reading

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