Just as doctors read medical journals to discover the latest therapies and treatments, and lawyers keep abreast of the latest rulings by consulting LexisNexis and legal periodicals, I too am always searching for ways to improve my readings. To paraphrase Buddhist philosopher Ram Dass: If you’re not always seeking something new, you’re just staying in the same place.
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THE FIRST THREE READINGS
The first thing Byron said when I picked up the receiver to begin our telephone session was, “I’ve checked you out.” Instead of being taken aback by his comment, I congratulated him for doing his homework.
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I just finished reading a wonderful novel about parallel universes, past lives, philosophical ideas and profound spiritual insights: Aleph, by Paulo Coelho, one of my favourite authors. If you’ve never heard of this Brazilian writer, I suggest picking up The Alchemist, a slim, easy-to-read book that’s energized millions of hearts and minds worldwide.
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Martin had trouble expressing his feelings, and had kept his brother Phil at arm’s length all his life. Martin was a shrewd businessman; Phil taught high school English. Martin loved hockey; Phil thought it was a ridiculous sport. But when Phil died, Martin was devastated. What rattled him the most was receiving the news from a cousin that Phil had passed away, and not from Phil’s wife. Martin’s stoic veneer was rattled, leaving him full of guilt.
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A Meow From Heaven
Jane mourned the recent death of her beloved pet cat Sweetie, but was happy when she occasionally heard Sweetie’s meow around the house. I was glad to hear that, too, because Jane loved and spoiled that cat and, in her own diva-like way, Sweetie loved Jane for treating her like a queen. But after several weeks, Jane became concerned – did Sweetie’s continued presence mean she had not crossed over to the other side?
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