List Of Monthly Reflections

Being Present

Apr 2024

When asked how he manages to maintain such a calm and balanced demeanor all the time, a Tibetan master replied with simplicity: “It’s simple. When I lie down, I lie down. When I sit, I sit. And when I walk, I walk.”

Seen In Your Eyes

Mar 2024

Two simple miners had been digging through rocks for several months, looking for some precious stone with which they could support their families. One day, in the cracks between the rocks, they saw something shining. It looked like they found what they were looking for!

Words and Examples

Feb 2024

There is an old story about a writer and how he studied the Amish people in preparation for an article on them. What did he discover that day?

The Trouble of Preconceived Notions

Jan 2024

The driver driving the car had a flat tire on an empty and dark road. He got out of the car but noticed that he had not taken the car jack with him, so it would not be possible to change the tire. Despair began to seize him as he saw the light of a country house in the distance.

The Value of Community

Dec 2023

A dying father called his sons to him and decided to impart one final lesson before departing this world. When his sons arrived at his bedside, he handed them a bundle of young bamboo shoots and instructed them to break them.

Acts of Kindness

Nov 2023

When Dr. Schweitzer heard the story, he said, “I never would have thought that one child could do so much."

Slowing Down

Oct 2023

I distinctly remember after supper one evening, the words of our younger daughter, Colleen. She wanted to tell me something important that had happened to her at school that day...

Learn About Your Listeners

Sep 2023

A flautist began to take notice that his playing had a hypnotic effect on his audiences. The people listening to him sat motionless, as though they were in a trance.

Small Actions Make a Difference

Aug 2023

As the old man walked the beach at dawn, he noticed a youth ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Finally, catching up with the youth, he asked the young boy why he was doing this.

Don't Lose Sight

Jul 2023

A young student approached his teacher and asked. If I work very hard and diligent how long will it take for me to find enlightenment in my life?
Young adults with candles

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