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January 1st, 2012

Posted on January 1st, 2012

There is a saying which can be traced back to more than one spiritual tradition, and for some reason, my own mind seems to rest on it this first day of 2012.

“To be in the World, but not of it”

What does this mean?

I have used this phrase time and again thinking that I had grasped the meaning, and yet, here I am pondering it again as we begin one of the most anticipated years in recorded history.

My current inkling is that if one is to “be IN the world, but not of it” then one must choose to be accountable in all areas of one’s life.  To approach everything and everyone with mindfulness.  When I contemplate this kind of accountability, I immediately bow to my three most influential teachers who personify it in word and action.

Sally Kempton

Richard Freeman


To truly be the change you want to see in the World. (Mahatma Gandhi)

A tall order?  Perhaps.

And, a great challenge to undertake for the New Year.


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