A Prayer for the World

I send out a prayer for the world, A lot of Love in my humble word. A prayer for those in power To save many a flower, To preserve the birds and the bees, And plant a myriad of trees. A prayer for food, school and medical care, Which among everyone we should share. A prayer for understanding and compassion, Which should replace the conflict passion. A prayer for a plastic bag to stay out of the sea, For a healthy apple to grow on a cared-for tree. A prayer for a tear on a child’s cheek to dry, For the mother to always have food to fry. A prayer for the father to be of great help, For him to hear the...
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Fire and Ice

How can it be that the people we love most drive us most crazy at times? Dr. Harville Hendrix claims that our life partner usually has at least one personality trait that has bothered us or still bothers us in one of our parents as well (Getting the Love You Want, 1988). But why are we annoyed by exactly this trait? Phyllis Krystal always taught us in her seminars, that we picked our parents ourselves before incarnation, because we wanted to learn something specific. The lesson goes on with the life partner, as it would appear from the teachings of the both above mentioned authors. Whatever the...
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Love Is …

Love is an unexpected morning greeting. It’s birds on the same branch meeting. Love is a soft melody sung in a pair. Love is being strict but fair. Love is a perfumed letter with a passionate message. Love is seeking to one’s heart a secret passage. Love is finding a way through a rough patch. Love is tolerating socks that don’t match. Love is a patient yearning. It’s also a desire like a furnace burning. Love is breaking up and making up. It’s also self-defense and standing up. Love is the heart’s higher learning. Love is making the armistice and not the fight...
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Practical Religion

Are there more lives or just one? With this dilemma I am done. What matters is to always be fair. Which makes it easy to make friends everywhere. I was not raised in any religious way. And since I was a diligent student, I believed in science. Life had many surprises in store for me though. Exploring alternative psychology in my thirties I involuntarily started to explore the spiritual level of human existence. I liked the idea of reincarnation right away, because it gives us so many opportunities to make things right. I found it much more gentle than the harsh catholic...
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The Trap of Success

Success is such a sacred word in our Western world that it is rarely questioned. As long as you can measure something and compare it with others it is a potential success. Consequently, the Westerners have neglected things that cannot be measured: love, trust, health, honesty. A man is successful, if he makes a lot of money. If, on the other hand, his colleague at work makes less money but is a lot nicer to his wife, this other colleague is not successful. Kindness is not only hard to measure, it is also a private thing. And in order to show success one has to concentrate on public things like money...
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