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No more meetings!

No more meetings!

No more meetings was the request I made with God. Most people do not really like going to meetings. Okay, some meetings are okay, but they more often waste time. What makes a good meeting? People...

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Giving money the homeless!

Giving money the homeless!

Ugh! This was a very difficult lesson to learn. In spirit, I had no problem giving money, but in reality, it was often an emotional struggle. One time at the Frankfurt Bahnhof while waiting for a...

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Gluten Free Baking

Gluten Free Baking

Why? Why do so many people have health challenges when eating foods with gluten? The research explains how our thousands of years old genes, the changes in our diets, and environmental influence...

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We look like a family

We look like a family

Hari Nam Kaur and I were engaged to be married at the end of the yogi summer camp in Espanola. She was talented, adventurous, loving, patient, forgiving, and looked good in a turban.   She...

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2 states of sunshine

2 states of sunshine

A motto is a short sentence or phrase chosen to capture the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution. Over the years my personal motto changed many times. One of my favorites...

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Angel Way – Away!

Angel Way – Away!

We had just moved to the small village of Erbach. A short walk our front door and we were in the woods. Some trails took us to the old city in Heppenheim, other trails wove their way through the...

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Shamanic Journey on the  Rio Grande

Shamanic Journey on the  Rio Grande

We had been on the river all day with periods of whitewater and calm floating. This was the second day of a 3 day trip on the Rio Grande near Santa Fe.  We found a clearing next to the river to...

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Things I Remember

Things I Remember

I learned to swim at the same time I learned to walk. Not such a strange idea living in Miami Beach. Of course, we know babies can swim without any instruction. The fear of drowning is learned. When...

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The Invitation

The Invitation

Do you dare to discover the longing of your heart? Can you live with joy? Can you live with pain? Can you dance with wildness? Can you see beauty every day? Can you live with failure? Will you do...

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Receiving a Home (part 3)

Receiving a Home (part 3)

Similar to our search when we decided to leave Heidelberg, we began looking at lots and lots of places in the area around Heppenheim. A few we both liked, but we were not selected. A few were...

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Receiving a Home (part 2)

Receiving a Home (part 2)

Around 2010 Amanjot and I began looking for a new home. Together we must have looked at more than fifty possible places. We had the areas where we 'thought' we wanted to move to. After more than...

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Receiving a Home (part 1)

Receiving a Home (part 1)

What do I mean by 'receiving a home'? It is not the same as finding a home, building a home, or any other action we might take to get a home. It is about allowing the universe to deliver what is...

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Calvin & Hobbes

Calvin & Hobbes

He is 6 years old and has a pet tiger named Hobbes. Calvin sees his tiger as real. To everyone else, Hobbes is a stuffed tiger. The adventure begins. This simple description does not convey the...

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Bootcamp for Everyone

Bootcamp for Everyone

I graduated from high school in 1967 when there was still a military draft for the Viet Nam war. The draft was set up on a lottery system based on your birthday.  My birthday was 137 out of 365...

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Destiny will find us

Destiny will find us

While attending Miami Beach Senior High School, we had a career day where we could visit a business we were interested in as a future profession. I choose an advertising agency. My interest in...

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The Need for Community

The Need for Community

The early '70s was the emergence of many spiritual groups and Miami was a perfect place for many of them to set up centers. The Hari Krishna were there with their wonderfully spicey free meals and...

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Dinosaur Feet & Face Reading

Dinosaur Feet & Face Reading

I first met Narayan Singh at a men's workshop taught by Yogi Bhajan. These rare men-only events were great opportunities to learn more about being a yogi and a man. After being introduced, Narayan...

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My First Solo Retreat

My First Solo Retreat

It was a birthday present to myself, to go beyond my mind's limitations. To dive into the emptiness and come up with new possibilities for my life. This is what I needed, and felt ready for the...

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Excellence

Excellence

Excellence Report Harry Potter’s favorite word is brilliant; Yogi Bhajan taught the importance of developing caliber; the Pope is called His Eminence; we desire to live our talent; we know what...

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Reshad part 4

Reshad part 4

It was never dull around Reshad. He managed to stir things up where ever he went. Although he was a bit of a trickster, it was not this quality that had the biggest impact. It was his connection to...

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I kissed Miss Canada

I kissed Miss Canada

Yes, in 1970 people dressed and looked this way. And yes, that is me with the afro-style hair. It was my naturally curly hair while attending the University of Miami. And no, that is not a real...

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Give up Teaching? (Reshad part 2)

Give up Teaching? (Reshad part 2)

After the clear and supportive talk with my friend Matthew, I decided to attend the weekly meetings to prepare for Reshads' return. Just after this decision, Jamal sent a message about the attitude...

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Spirit finds a way (Reshad part 1)

Spirit finds a way (Reshad part 1)

I was quite happy on my path as a Sikh man and being a teacher of Kundalini Yoga. I had looked into many different spiritual teachers and traditions at the beginning of my journey. I was comfortable...

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