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Experiential Learning Mar 01, 2021

 Video Blog Summary: Experiential Learning 

We are conditioned to learn things intellectually from an early age. We learn things in school and take tests to prove we learned and memorized the concepts. We get trained at work to do a specific task. This conceptual learning...

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What brings you joy? Feb 07, 2021

Video Blog Summary: What brings you joy? 

Last week I spoke about this time of year being a time of introspection. It’s a time to look inside and reevaluate where you’re at with the various aspects of your life.

Another dimension of this time of introspection is to...

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Welcome to the COVID-19 Retreat Mar 29, 2020

It was the evening of Friday the 13th. The coronavirus was not going away. They closed the schools in the state of Oregon earlier that day. It was dusk and starting to snow. The weather app on my phone forecasted snow and cold temperatures for the next three days. My phone calendar showed no...

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Teacher Study Story Video Blog Nov 28, 2019

This video is an exercise that I created in a storytelling workshop by Bernadette Jiwa. It speaks about my relationship with my spiritual teacher, Bart Anderson, and how I am fulfilling the charge that my teacher gave to him. It is also distinguished from other videos on this...

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Letting Go of Propping Things Up Jun 05, 2019

We live in a vigilant culture. We are inclined to believe that if we do not prop things up, everything will fall apart. We come by this honestly. Our vigilance may be necessary on the make-ends-meet level.

However, it turns out we are not wired that way at the emotional and spiritual levels. On...

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Spirituality is What is Important to You Dec 06, 2013

One of my favorite definitions of spirituality is: what is important to you. I like it because it demystifies spirituality. Spiritual is often depicted as cosmic, otherworldly, and separate from our daily life.

This "what is important" definition simply suggests that the things we value and live...

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Navigating the Fringe Jan 22, 2013

Have you ever been trying to understand something, but your mind is having difficulty grasping it? Your mind just kind of goes blank and you can't quite pull it in. Everything seems hazy and in a fog. If so, you have been to the fringe.

It often happens when you are trying to become aware of...

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Complete Experiences by Doing "Closure" Feb 26, 2010

In our busy lives, one experience tends to blend into another. Often we do not complete the previous experience before starting the next one.

This keeps us from being present. The unfinished experiences start to build up and keep us anxious and overwhelmed.

A way to complete experiences and not...

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