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The Mystical Experience

The Mystical Experience

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion“. (Dalai Lama) “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” (John Muir) “The deepest level of truth uncovered by science, & by philosophy, is the fundamental truth of unity. At that deepest subnuclear level of our reality, you & I are literally one.” (John...

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Warriors of Light: Conscious Men

Warriors of Light: Conscious Men

  “Warriors of light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.” (Paulo Coelho) “Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.” (Don Juan Matus)   Young boys and men of...

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Goodybe My Friend

Goodybe My Friend

  “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” (Marcus Aurelius) A day after hearing the painful news that a relationship I had for the past year filled with joy, adventure, spirit, goddess and wilderness had ended, I learned of the passing of a very dear friend. Later that week I attended his Celebration of Life in Lumby BC. Words alone are always inadequate as a means of expressing the depth of...

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Turntable Woes and Business Ethics

Turntable Woes and Business Ethics

“Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong” ~ Donald Porter “Every contact we have with a customer influences whether or not they’ll come back. We have to be great every time or we’ll lose them” ~ Kevin Stirtz   A few weeks back I posted on Facebook something about having a bad day and that for the first time in maybe more than a decade I called someone an...

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Why I am Opposed to LNG in Squamish

Why I am Opposed to LNG in Squamish

  “The more we exploit nature, the more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.” (Morris Udall) “What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?” (Thoreau) “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” (Margaret Mead)   Squamish is currently wrestling with the difficult moral, economic and environmental questions...

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Squamish Politics – Round Two

Squamish Politics – Round Two

“It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.” (Albert Einstein)   “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” (Ghandi)  “We do not act rightly because we have virture or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly” (Aristotle)   Here we are facing another municipal election in Squamish and once again there...

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Finding Happiness at Work

Finding Happiness at Work

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Confucius “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ” ― William James “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ― Alan Watts So, how do we find happiness at work? This is a very relevant topic, and...

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The Magic of Magic Johnson

The Magic of Magic Johnson

  “Compassion, forgiveness, these are the real, ultimate sources of power for peace and success in life.” (Dalai Lama) “…the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it.” (Joseph Campbell)   After watching the painful and disturbing interview between Donald...

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Sofia University – The Decline and Fall of Neal King

Sofia University – The Decline and Fall of Neal King

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.” (J.C. Watts) “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” (Marcus Aurelius) “Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” (Kant)   I really didn’t know how I would approach this blog posting so I wrote a few different versions ranging...

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Universal Ethics & Responsibility

Universal Ethics & Responsibility

   “To build a global ethic of nonviolence, coexistence, gender equity and peace by facilitating secular processes that cultivate personal and social ethical values.” (FUR)  “To promote universal responsibility in a manner that respects difference and encourages a diversity of beliefs, practices and approaches.” (FUR) “To enrich educational paradigms that tap the transformative potential of the human...

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