Category: Relationships in Oneness

The Elephants That Came to Dinner A story about coexisting and building trust between the species This is a story about coexisting and building trust between species. It is also a story about a mango tree. When people built a lodge around a large mango tree in Africa, they weren't aware that for generations this mango tree was a source of food for the elephants in the region. They just built a lodge in a place they liked, as we humans do. Unlike the humans the animals knew about the importance of the mango tree. They knew the path to the sweet fruit and could…

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Encountering Another Being Encountering Another Being What is a real encounter? When was the last time we really encountered another being? Not just casually saying 'Hi' and going our way as if nothing happened but truly connecting in silence and feeling each other's heartbeat ... We are longing for a deep connection and yet it seems to evade us. We keep hurrying through life almost as if we were afraid to stop and meet each other. I am talking about the kind of meeting where time stops, where there is great intensity of presence in the silence between the thoughts ... where…

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As I Began To Love Myself

A poem read by Charlie Chaplin on his 70th birthday (April 16, 1959), originally written by Kim McMillen: As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call…

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