Monthly Archive: June 2014

Karma and Sickness

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I am one of the chaplains for Intermountain Health Care here in Utah so I find myself up at the Primary Children’s Hospital quite a bit. Most of the time it’s inspiring to see the way children deal with sickness and trauma, other times is can be absolutely soul crushing. Luckily I seem to have …

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Can we leave our ego off the mat?

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Back in the days when I was studying Aikido, a friend of mine had this great idea I’m hoping to somehow implement into my current Jiu-Jitsu training. There’s something that happens in Aikido which is truly rare in the martial arts world…students are encouraged to visit other schools and work with other instructors. Many Aikido …

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The Eight Fold Path, Step Five; Right Livelihood

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Woo Hoo! We are half way through our examination of the Eight Fold Path. Do you feel enlightened yet? Stick with it. You’re doing great! Step five, Right Livelihood, looks at our relationship with money. While the traditional Buddhist teachings around this step focus primarily on how we make our money, I believe it’s just …

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I love you but I’m not in love with you

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Back when I was in college I was friends with this Hungarian woman who was still learning to master the English language. She was here on a gymnastics scholarship, and aside from her team mates, she didn’t know very many people or have much of a life outside of the gym. We had a few …

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