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… yes it is a real word.

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Everything I know about Richard Rohr from personal experience in his presence, reading his writing, listening to many addresses he has given, and from others who know him better than I, tells me he is a genuinely gentle, humble, gracious human being.

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In a Nov 3rd-28th 2014 online course now available on demand at: http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/ecourses/course/view/181, Cynthia Bourgeault set out on the tricky task of illuminating the teachings of the obscure and much misunderstood early twentieth century mystic and teacher G.I. Gurdjieff.

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I do not remember when I first heard it, or what its source might be. But the saying has accompanied me for many years:

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Irritation with what is plagues my life.

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The witness of many people who have survived unimaginable suffering suggests that light does eventually dawn even within the darkness of the most paralyzing pain.

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As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. (Genesis 15:12)

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Whatever anyone may think about the necessity of entering into armed conflict, war is never the first preferred option for rational leaders in resolving international disputes.

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I have reached the age at which many of my peers are retiring. It seems every day, someone I know is turning in their professional position for the privilege of life without the demands of full-time employment.

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There is no easy way to navigate hard decisions. But there are attitudes and commitments that make it more likely that I will find my way to a better choice:

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