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Archive for April, 2007

Apr
2007
27

Rediscovering Williamsburg

PhyllistheAuthor — In the 22 years we have lived in Williamsburg, we have driven the three miles from our house to the historic area probably on average once a day. When I taught at William and Mary and when our son was in the Colonial Williamsburg fife and drum corps, we traveled the route so ...
Apr
2007
22

In Training for the Camino

PhyllistheAuthor — In order to be able to walk for 250 miles on our pilgrimage beginning May 23, we have been walking various trails in our area. Today we visited the Powhatan Watershed Natural Area about three miles from our house. One of the surprise benefits of our training has been that we have rediscovered ...
Apr
2007
21

Spiritual Surf: Cho, Dead Poets’ Anxiety

Poets who commit suicide use “I,” “me” and “mine” in their writing more than poets who don’t take their lives, according to a study in the Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine. Discover Magazine picked up the study in 2006, which compared 156 poems by nine poets who committed suicide to 135 poems written by...
Apr
2007
20
The Travis Bickle archetype: How an English major became a mass-murderer

The Travis Bickle archetype: How an English major became a mass-murderer

“Pain bodies don’t like to be looked at . . . they thrive in non-attention,” spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle says in the short video below. It speaks directly to the psychology of Seung-hui Cho, a child immigrant from South Korea who grew up in the Washington suburbs — and this week, transformed himself from a ...
Apr
2007
19
Nine new, new things on Soul's Code

Nine new, new things on Soul’s Code

Soul’s Code is devoted to charting the path of Your growth, and evolving just as you do — from thought to thought, and action to action. Here’s walking the talk: over the past few days we’ve introduced a host of new functions and features for you to grok and try out. 1. New voices join ...
Apr
2007
15

Why Soul’s Code loves one part of Mike Huckabee

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee figured out the grace of the Blind Side BY PAUL KAIHLA — There is a crisis in America. That crisis is divorce. It is easier to get out of a marriage than (to get out of a) contract to buy a used car. – Mike Huckabee Another governor of Arkansas is ...
Apr
2007
15
Edward de Bono: management consultant turned Messiah

Edward de Bono: management consultant turned Messiah

BY CYNDI INGLE — Can you get down with a new faith that preaches living your life through happiness, humor, help, hope and health? The formula is set out in a 93-page book released in the UK by Dr. Edward de Bono called H+ (Plus). The world-renowned, 74-year-old, lateral-thinking guru apparently took a break from ...
Apr
2007
4
Addiction, the HBO version

Addiction, the HBO version

HBO called on documentary stars Barbara Koppel, D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles to create the most ambitious series ever about addiction. But the slant is more science than spiritual BY PAUL KAIHLA — Our friends at Entertainment Weekly invited us to the premiere of the HBO documentary mega-project, Addiction. It’s anchored by a...
Apr
2007
4
At the End of the Mind

At the End of the Mind

There’s no doubt American poet Wallace Stevens was a searcher. He wrote surrealist, transcendental poems such as “Of Mere Being:” The palm at the end of the mind, Beyond the last thought, rises In the bronze distance. A gold-feathered bird Sings in the palm, without human meaning, Without human feeling, a foreign song...
Apr
2007
1

Overcoming Obstacles with Ganesha

I ran into a solution for overcoming obstacles when I first started writing. I met a god named Ganesha who helped me through writer’s block. I keep a postcard with his picture above my computer, and he helps keep the words flowing. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that an elephant-headed Hindu deity is watching ...