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Category Archives: Mindfulness

Food for Thought

“Seven Blunders of the World” 1. Wealth without work2. Pleasure without conscience3. Knowledge without character4. Commerce without morality5. Science without humanity6. Worship without sacrifice7. Politics without principle—Mahatma Gandhi Moving Into Death Picture Courtesy of Barbara Hirst (c) 2006 Do not pass by my epitaph, traveler.But having stopped, listen and learn, then go your way.There is […]

Happy Halloween for October 31 2018

Some little known facts about Halloween.  And you thought it was all about candy and costumes! The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween. Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% […]

Notes on the 100 Mile House 2018 Fall Conference – Cariboo Paracon

The conference is over, and this blog is a compilation of notes about the fall conference which Questers sponsored with Spaced Out Radio. The Setting Spruce Hill Resort is a beautiful spot, located at 108 Mile House, with rooms and chalets available. For those that are exercise enthusiasts, outdoors, there are miles of trails for […]

Why “Focus on the Bright Side” Isn’t Helpful Advice

From the Editor: The following article appears on the https://tinybuddha.com website. It was written by Vironika Tugaleva.  It is a beautiful writing about an issue that many of us wrestle with – looking for the bright side when maybe we need to look at the dark side. About Vironika Tugaleva Like every human being, Vironika […]

Letting Go–It is Hard to Do!

Several weeks ago, my mother, who is in a nursing home, had a bad fall.  The first question is always, “How did that happen?”.  And the second question is, “How could that have been prevented?”  And then, you start to figure out what happened and worry the “why and how” over and over in your […]

A Happier You by Eckhart Tolle

The greatest goal you can set this year is to make peace with your life, no matter your circumstances. These 10 powerful insights from Eckhart Tolle will get you started. • Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom […]

The Strong Minded Snake (Determination gains Respect) from Buddha Teachings

Once upon a time there was a doctor who was an expert at treating snakebites. One day he was called for by the relatives of a man who had been bitten by a deadly poisonous snake. The doctor told them, “There are two ways of treating this snake bite. One is by giving medicine. The […]

The Angels at Work

Picture from shardolphin.com Chapter 1: The Angels at Work 1.1 The Angelic Mission In a moment of contemplation, visualize the heavens from Earth; then visualize Earth from the heavens. Who sees? How do they see? From Earth’s viewpoint, except for the sun, moon, and stars, heavenly light coming to Earth is invisible. From the viewpoint […]