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Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point

Making Your Dreams Come True

What my mature students taught me was that people have dreams at all ages. My teenage students at school were full of them. How I would love to have the opportunity to coach them, now that I’m not on staff anymore. Maybe I’ll make this into another dream…

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Dialogue on CoVid

We Canadians for the most part have been responsible citizens not only protecting ourselves but also being aware of our responsibility to others. Even with all the precautions the problem still continues to grow.

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Seeking the Truth

The belief-bias effect occurs when we accept only the evidence that conforms to our beliefs and reject or ignore any evidence that does not. Our beliefs are the mind states we create to deal with threats and fears.

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6th Street Bridge Green Zone

If you share with me the view/longing in your heart to see our Comox Valley community be about more than Big Box Stores, Big Box Consumerism and a lengthy strip mall that has no more community to it than every other strip mall in North America, then you will find this Youtube video most interesting

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The Big Lie

Like most of you who watch the day to day horrors of what is happening in our poor suffering world, I was shocked but not surprised by what happened in Washington on January 6th. Why this paradox? I knew it was definitely a situation created and ready to happen, so I was not surprised when it did. I guess I was shocked that the forces of truth and decency allowed it to happen. It should have been just a big show of cursing angry obscenities, waving confederate flags, followed by a peaceful dispersion, and people going home feeling they had fulfilled their patriotic duty to protest. Instead it turned out to be a big victory for the big lie.

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New Year’s Resolutions Anyone?

When I went through my DreamBuilder training, I found out why I had failed so many times in the past: I had tried to approach my dreams with willpower – which requires a lot of energy. Since energy fluctuates through the day, I often didn’t have enough left over to use for my dream. I had ‘decision fatigue’.

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One

“”In our quest for happiness and the avoidance of suffering, we are all fundamentally the same, and therefore equal. Despite the characteristics that differentiate us – race, language, religion, gender, wealth and many others – we are all equal in terms of our basic humanity.” (Dalai Lama on twitter)

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Jacob Marley and the Virus

This virus has come, like the ghost of Marley, to warn us that the path we are treading is a dead end: only suffering and destruction can come from our ravenous greed to consume everything and ignore the needs of all other peoples and species.

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