Category Archives: Christian Transformation

How to Achieve Inner Stability –mastering mindfulness

Quieting the monkey mind is key to achieving inner stability. Imagine the most peaceful state you have ever been in. Perhaps it was sitting on a beach while on vacation, far away from pressing concerns of work and daily routines. … Continue reading

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Who’s to Blame?

by Michael Maciel The evil of the world doesn’t fall out of the sky. It falls out of our back pockets. Lent is the time for everyone to take responsibility for their own sins, not strap them on a scapegoat. … Continue reading

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Aggression

by Michael Maciel The word “aggression” has earned a bad reputation. It has been equated with “the intention to do harm.” But it also has a positive aspect. It is rooted in our will to survive, to achieve, to excel. … Continue reading

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Have a Mystical Christmas!

by Michael Maciel Christmas is the story about Christ being born within us, within each of us as individuals. It’s a personal event, not a cultural one. And it happens every year, each time making the event more real, each … Continue reading

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What Can You Do for the World?

by Michael Maciel Let’s say you’re a spiritual person. You believe in compassion. You believe that love is the most important quality anyone can have and that without it, nothing else really matters. You not only believe these things but … Continue reading

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How to Avoid the Streetlight Effect

by Michael Maciel There’s a joke about a man looking for his car keys under a streetlight.  A cop comes up and asks him what he’s doing. He says, “I’m looking for my car keys.”  The cop asks him, “Is … Continue reading

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Does Politics Have a Spiritual Dimension?

by Michael Maciel There is a three-part, divine pattern at play in the two-party system. It’s based on the Holy Trinity, not as a religious symbol but as a Living Symbol. I will try to explain what I mean by … Continue reading

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Is Empathy Enough?

by Michael Maciel The mind really is the problem, what we think about things, more than the things themselves. It’s the “about” part that causes suffering. Can you free yourself from the about? Can you observe something horrible without being … Continue reading

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Climbing the Wall – a visualization exercise

by Michael Maciel See yourself in a compound, like a small village but one you can see in its entirety. You’re surrounded by the people and events of your daily life—family, co-workers, the schools you went to, the house you … Continue reading

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Missing the Mark

by Michael Maciel The Greek word for planet is “planítis,” which means “wanderer.” The reason they called them that is because they appear to “wander” amongst the fixed stars of the Zodiac. Each one of us is a planet—we all … Continue reading

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