Tag Archives: meaning

How to be Happy

WORD FOR THE DAY Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy. BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST Gratefulness.org Advertisements

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Millennials and God: are they atheists or modern theists?

Is it true that the millennials aren’t interested in God? Or is it that they don’t believe in the God that the traditional theists believe in: the patriarchal, omnipotent, judging God who required a blood sacrifice in order to facilitate … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope – as we approach Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary

How do I process my grief? Does suffering have any meaning? Do we live in a random chaotic universe? Is it time to re-evaluate my understanding of “God”? This book is for anyone who has suffered a loss – of … 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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Being grateful for dull days

In New Orleans we are painfully aware of the potential disasters that the weather can bring. Last Sunday we were under a flood watch and parts of the state were under a tornado watch. On days like Sunday I pay … 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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Mindfulness

I have been made aware of something lacking in my life: peace, primarily peace of mind. Inside my head thoughts collide in their rush for attention and, like balls of mercury when crushed, they multiply ceaselessly like some kind of … Continue reading

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