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Push Past and Love More

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for …

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Miracles TIP  for overcoming obstacle

Getting ready to leave for Madeline Island I decided that I would bring my 20-year-old juicer and about ten bags of carrots. Not sure why. I had never taken my juicer before. But apparently this would be the year that I would be drink carrot juice on vacation.   At the island we have no internet, so each morning I …

Maureen MuldoonMiracles TIP  for overcoming obstacle

Practice Makes Perfect

I am the queen of dumb questions. It’s just a gift and I am at peace with it. I once asked Marianne Williamson what her spiritual practice was. No kidding. It was in the midst of the Q&A portion of a workshop. She just looked back at me blankly as the rest of the room of ‘way showers’  turn to stare …

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The Pause

The Pause By Maureen Muldoon   What makes a good actor… what makes a good life is the determination to not have it all run together. The faith and reserve not to rush and the deliberate dedication to pause. In this human condition in this moment called “now”… in this adaptation of life.   It’s a dream, you know- an …

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Lessons from A Raccoon

As some of you know I have this thing about dolphins. When I got the news that my father had died I was in the movie theater watching A Dolphin Tale. I was struck with grief and went home in tears. Now my father had taught me at an early age that you could connect with those who had past …

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Do I have to forgive Someone Who Is really a Jerk?

  When working with forgiveness, people will often ask, “What if you know someone is a real jerk? Do you really have to forgive them? Even when you know it won’t help, they won’t change.”  Here is my advice: 1. Stop KNOWING they’re a jerk. Look, I am sure they are, but if we keep knowing this about them, it …

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A Tear, A Prayer, A Bit Of Stillness For The Pain

It happened on line at Whole foods. A cashier stepped up to the woman bagging my groceries. “Did you hear about Boston?” In those five words I knew all I needed to know. “Shit,” I thought, “Not again.” A drop in my gut, warmth in my throat and a small stirring of fear in my heart told me I had …

Maureen MuldoonA Tear, A Prayer, A Bit Of Stillness For The Pain