By

Andrew Crone
Many years ago, I was given of the most influential books in my life, called How Can I Help.  This book helped me begin to observe what it means to be myself and how that impacts my daily interactions with other people.  Yesterday, its author, Ram Dass, died and he will be in my heart...
Much of society tries to define us from the moment we are born. But if other people label us, and we let those labels box us in, then we are greatly limiting who and what we truly are. That’s why the only label I can fully accept is that we are the embodiment of God’s...
Robert Hunter wrote in the song Althea… “Thinking a lot about less and less and forgetting the love we bring.” 
Whenever we judge something, there is always at least some shift in our state of mind.   If we experience it as Good, we might feel:  pride, hope or relief. If we experience it as  Bad, we might feel let down, jealousy or frustration.  These shifts in our state of mind impact how we respond to...
“Faster, faster!” I yelled to the motorcycle driver. “Don’t stop for that guy. Just go!” We slipped between the partially closed gate and past the guard without stopping. Can you get in trouble for breaking into a country you “officially” never left?
I returned to the orphanage after four days on the road. When I got there, there wasn’t any electricity, as is usually the case throughout Haiti, but what I really wanted was just a shower. However, there wasn’t any water because the tank up on the roof was empty and the orphanage had run out...
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