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Grace: Drilling Down to Core Values

The challenge for this issue of Synergy was a personal one, because it forced me to drill down deep enough to identify the essence of what is important to me and how I manifest it in... 



Confession

‘Confession is a stripping away of protection, the telling of a truth which might once have seemed like a humiliation, become suddenly a gateway, an entrance to solid ground; even... 



To Accept Freedom

To Accept Freedom Nowhere to hide, everywhere to grow, and in this moment: ability to accept freedom. Freedom as surrender: To love, to loss, to forgiveness, to joy Freedom as willingness: To... 



Getting Stuck on the Expressway

I had read, heard and experienced that help can come from the most unexpected sources. Skeptic that I was, I still needed more proof. With the aid of hindsight, I had come to see many... 



Shift: It’s in the Bag

My husband decided he wanted a project for his retirement. Music keeps an aging brain nimble and alert, he’d heard. And he was proud of his Scots heritage, so he settled on the bagpipes. And,... 



Stringing Beads

I see my life’s journey measured in a strand of beads, 19 chunky one-inch beads, Flintstone style! Right now, my strand holds 18 beads. I am about to add the nineteenth bead after... 



Recommended Reading

The secret to discovering the deep purpose hidden at the core of your life can be found in the two-thousand-year-old classic, the Bhagavad Gita, writes Stephen Cope in The Great Work... 



Humanity Man

Well, hello there, my fellow zombies. I trust and hope you had the merriest of New Year’s. I sure did. In fact, one of the days I had just before the holidays could be described as... 



They Are Doing the Best They Can

Twelve days before Christmas I sat with a friend looking out into the bustling throng in a big department store. Some were cheerful; others were sombre as they went about their shopping.... 



What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love & Understanding?

In this song, Elvis Costello laments the ‘darkness of insanity’ that surrounds us. Happily though, it seems that for an increasing number of us, peace is the main item on the menu... 



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