Robin


“If it is true that none of us wants to be alone, then it is true that all of us want to be together.” –Alex Ball When I first read these words (shared here with the permission of the above student in a college composition class I teach), an almost […]

None of Us Want to Be Alone


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Note: OMA is using crowd-sourcing to fund “Art in the Garden,” and we are half-way to our goal. Help us a fund a full summer of social-emotional learning in a garden setting for Pittsburgh youth. Here’s the link: https://www.ioby.org/project/art-garden   What scares you about insects? I asked a ten-year-old child at […]

Art in the Garden


The day after our Thursday night lecture with Marla Mervis-Hartmann, I found myself choosing in terms of higher order “pleasure”—the kind of deep pleasure, as Marla described, that has almost nothing to do with short-term desires or what a distorted mind might perceive as a “need.” Higher Order Pleasure leads […]

Higher Order Pleasure



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      paradise (n) = from the Greek paradeisos “park, paradise, Garden of Eden” = from an Iranian source meaning “enclosure, park” = compound of pairi- “around” + “diz “ to make, form (a wall)”     There She Is –by Linda Gregg When I go into the garden, […]

Paradise


As Spring approaches, what is thawing for you? One of our Board Members, Emily Carlson, asked that question. And her own answer is so good I’m stealing it for myself: What is thawing is whatever keeps me from knowing that heaven and earth are one. If the (false) separation of […]

What Is Thawing for You?


Meditate every day for thirty—no, sixty—days, and your whole life will look different. So spoke Barbara Sanson, who has run the healing temple at Lily Dale Assembly for twenty-six years, at a workshop entitled “Spiritual Healing.” Many of us imagined we were there for the “how to” details of “doing” […]

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