Category Archives: meaning

Spirituality – What is it?

What is your understanding of spirituality? This is a fundamental question for someone in chaplaincy, don’t you think? But I find I can’t easily answer it. One image comes to mind is from the movie Major League, where a baseball … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Storm

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Sometimes it’s just about perspective

I found myself sitting on the floor the other day. The Alzheimer’s patient had covered her head in her cardigan. So I sat on the floor and she uncovered part of her head so I could see her face. We … Continue reading

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Meteors

Meteor showers occur when dust or particles from asteroids or comets enter Earth’s atmosphere at a very high speed. When they hit the atmosphere, meteors rub against air particles and create friction, heating the meteors. The heat vaporizes most meteors, … Continue reading

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The search for Self is the search for Spirituality and Meaning

In the 60’s it was popular to “go in search of yourself.” But eventually the mountaintops got crowded and people discovered that “wherever you go, there you are.” In other words, you bring your baggage with you. So people began … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend Metaphors for Living

Easter weekend provides us with three metaphors from which to live our lives: Good Friday is the day of the cross. If we live out of a Good Friday metaphor we see ourselves on the cross; We focus on the … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope

I am delighted to announce that my book is coming out on the 30th. My sincere thanks to all those who have shared my journey and contributed to my story. http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426982211&sr=1-1&keywords=Mona+villarrubia

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Nietzsche – on the importance of perceiving beauty

In an entry from January of 1882 under the heading Sanctus Januarius, Nietzsche writes: For the New Year—I still live, I still think; I must still live, for I must still think. Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. To-day everyone … Continue reading

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Did God just get born again, or is God dead?

“Friedrich Nietzsche’s most well-known quote is “God is dead.” Although Nietzsche died in 1900, the originator of nihilistic philosophy and the existentialist point of view still makes headlines, usually around Christmas or Easter. In 1966 an infamous Time magazine cover … Continue reading

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The Four Steps to Wisdom, Anthony de Mello

From the DeMello Center for Spirituality http://demellospirituality.com/awareness/the-four-steps-to-wisdom.html The first thing you need to do is get in touch with negative feelings that you’re not even aware of. Lots of people have negative feelings they’re not aware of. Lots of people … Continue reading

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