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Summer Heat

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Spiritual Time Management is built around a concept of time that time is both cyclical and linear. As we cycle through the course of a year, different periods of time have different spiritual energies. Springtime, for example, is a time of renewal. Summer, with its long hot days, is a period of tremendous spiritual energy; [...]

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LIFE IS A FIRST DATE

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The foundation of spiritual growth is to hold a vision in your mind of who you are – who you are bringing to your relationship with the Divine. The previous several blog entries were meant to get you thinking about such a vision for yourself. Shaping this vision though cannot be achieved in an instant [...]

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Self-Esteem

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In the Biblical story of creation, G-d creates humanity from a single individual, while G-d creates all other animals in groups as species. One reason given for this anomaly is that G-d wants to teach that a single individual merits all of reality. As such, if a person saves a single life, it is as [...]

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Who are you?

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In one sentence, can you say who you are? In my last blog, I suggested that you envision the ideal spiritual person.  Does your sentence encompass that ideal? Self-definition is by far the highest spiritual practice.  In the Biblical story of creation, G-d creates humanity in “G-d’s image.”  A classic interpretation of this verse is [...]

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WHAT DOES A SPIRITUAL PERSON LOOK LIKE?

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I asked an older gentleman in ICU once about his success in business.  “Yes, I was successful in business,” he told me.  Then, with a sigh of unease he continued, “But, that’s not what really matters….”  As he reflected, in his personal life, and most other areas, he had not achieved much at all. Spirituality [...]

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WHAT YOU DO COUNTS

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The implications of spirituality are staggering.  If people really took the concept of spirituality seriously, it would transform every aspect of their being. Through the spiritual, everything in life connects to everything else.  As a result, not only does the spiritual enable our lives to have true meaning, but through the spiritual all of our [...]

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Spirituality Is What Gives Life Meaning

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In the last blog entry, we answered the question of “What is spirituality,” by observing that the spiritual is that which connects everything in existence together.  Spirituality, then, is that state of being in which a person becomes aware of a profound sense connectedness to something greater than oneself. Profoundly, the spiritual plane of existence [...]

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Spirituality Is That Which Connects

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In seeking an answer to the question, “What is spirituality,” our first observation was that spirituality is real.  It is not fluff, and we are not discussing snake oil.  Rather, as anything worthy of discussion, spirituality is real and can be concretely examined and appreciated. That said, we are still in need of a definition.  [...]

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SPIRITUALITY IS REAL

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If we are going to talk about “Spiritual” Time Management, the natural place to start is by defining – “What is Spirituality?” To answer this question, however, we must begin with a BIG assumption.  That is, we must assume that there is such a thing as the spiritual.  We must also assume that people can [...]

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TIME IS OUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET

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It’s 3:00 in the morning, and I am sitting in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (“MICU”) of a major medical center, consoling the wife of a dying man.  They are both in their early-60’s, and Carol* is watching her husband take what is turning out to be his last breaths.  Carol is angry.  “I feel [...]

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