FAITH

Habits of Thought

Imagine that you are a child who has gone to school with a smear of peanut butter on your face. Others look at you and s...

Understanding Others’ Pain

In Aesop’s Fables, there is a story that goes something like this: One day, a shepherd caught a pig, which squealed lo...

A Long-Range Perspective

Let’s say we are driving across the United States from west to east. Having crossed the Rocky Mountains, we continue t...

Work with Sincerity

If a baseball player consistently has two hits in five at-bats for a .400 average, he will be a star player. Yet, if the...

Confiding in Oyasama

When we are utterly at a loss, for example because of illness or other circumstances, we surrender to Oyasama with the k...

A Rich Man’s Residence

Imagine an unconscious man waking up to find himself in what he can only describe as paradise, where his every desire is...

Taste of Water

Life can involve very difficult situations. Yet this does not mean that life is inherently difficult. Rather, it is simp...

Freedom from Worry

Let’s say a friend is standing behind us and telling us: “Let go and fall backward into my arms. Don’t worry. I’...

Fine Particles of Dust

In the morning, you get up and draw back the curtains. Then sunlight pours into the room.Suddenly, all the particles of ...

Returning to the Origin

Apparently, in the pioneering days of America, families did not own a large pot, and making ham entailed cutting a large...

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